Federal Contaminated Sites Receiving 2005-2006 Funds

Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan


There are currently about 4,000 sites on the Government of Canada's Federal Contaminated Sites Inventory (http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/dfrp-rbif/cs-sc). Federal contaminated sites may be located on lands owned or leased by the federal government, or on non-federal lands where the federal government has accepted full responsibility for the contamination. These sites, for example, are located on abandoned mines, sites used to store fuel, airports, government laboratories, harbours, landfills, lighthouse stations, military bases and training facilities, and reserve lands.

The Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan was created in 2003 to help federal departments and agencies in efforts to manage risks associated with contaminated sites for which the federal government is responsible, especially those that pose the greatest risk to human health and the environment. The Action Plan was created to deliver on the Budget 2003 commitment. Budget 2004 provides for long-term funding of $3.5 billion for federal contaminated sites. With these ongoing resources, the Government of Canada is demonstrating that human health and environmental protection are priorities and that it is taking action for the common good and the quality of life of all Canadians.

Benefits from the Action Plan also contribute to other government-wide priorities:

For 2005-2006, $138.7 million has been committed to remediation, risk management and care and maintenance of 97 higher-risk sites identified under the Action Plan. A further $14.3 million is set aside for technical assessments of an estimated 500 sites to determine next steps.

Among the priority federal sites list, it is interesting to note that Harvey Barracks (Department of National Defence) has completed decontamination work.

The following is the list of the 97 priority sites funded under the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan in 2005-2006.

#
Department / Agency
Project Name
Province
Territory
City/
Community
1
Canada Border Services Agency

Pleasant Camp
Land Border Office

BC
Northwest corner of BC, 170 kilometres south of Haines Junction, Yukon
2
Correctional Services Canada
Bowden Fuel Depot Site
AB
Innisfail
3
Correctional Services Canada
Atlantic Fuel Spill Site
NB
Renous
4
Environment Canada
Pacific Environment Centre
BC
Vancouver
5
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Cape Mudge
BC
Quadra Island /
Campbell River
6
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Estevan Point
BC
West coast of Vancouver Island, north of Tofino
7
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Egg Island
BC
Central coast, north of Cape Caution
8
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Chatham Point
BC
East coast of Vancouver Island, north of Campbell River
9
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Cape Beale
BC
West coast of Vancouver Island, Pacific Rim National Park
10
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Carmanah Point
BC
West coast of Vancouver Island, Pacific Rim National Park
11
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pachena Point

BC
West coast of Vancouver Island, Pacific Rim National Park
12
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Quatsino (Kains Island)
BC
Northern Vancouver Island, near Winter Harbour
13
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Scarlett Point
BC
Northern Vancouver Island, northeast of Port Hardy
14
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Trial Islands
BC
Southern Vancouver Island, south of Victoria
15
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Belleville Small Craft Harbour
ON
Belleville
16
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Langara Island
BC
Northwestern Queen Charlotte Islands
17
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Lennard Island
BC
West coast of Vancouver Island, near Tofino
18
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Entrance Island
BC
Strait of Georgia, east of Nanaimo
19
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Merry Island
BC
Strait of Georgia, west of Sechelt
20
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Nootka Island
BC
West coast of Vancouver Island, west of Gold River
21
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Chrome Island Range

BC
Strait of Georgia, southeast of Comox
22
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pine Island
BC
Queen Charlotte Strait, northeast of Port Hardy
23
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Green Island
BC
Northwest of Prince Rupert
24
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Ivory Island
BC
Central coast, northwest of Bella Bella
25
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
McInnes Island
BC
Central coast, northwest of Bella Bella
26
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Addenbroke Island
BC
Central coast, southwest of Bella Bella
27
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Bonilla Island Sector
BC
Central coast, south of Prince Rupert

28
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Cape Scott
BC
Northern tip of Vancouver Island
29
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Boat Bluff
BC
Central coast, near Klemtu
30
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Portlock Point
BC
Southern tip of Prevost Island
31
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Dryad Point

BC
Central coast, near Bella Bella
32
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Ballenas Island
BC
Strait of Georgia, east of Parksville
33
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Cap de la Tête-de-Chien
QC
St-Siméon, Charlevoix
34
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Discovery Island
BC
Southern Vancouver Island, east of Victoria
35
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Pulteney Point
BC

Northern tip of Malcolm Island
36
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Rocher aux Oiseaux
QC
Municipalité des Îles-de-la-Madeleine
37
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Active Pass
BC
Northern tip of Mayne Island
38
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Cap au Saumon
QC
Saint-Fidèle, Charlevoix

39
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Î le Brion
QC
Municipalité des Îles-de-la-Madeleine
40
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Saturna Island Sector
BC
Southern tip of Saturna Island
41
Health Canada
Weagamow Lake
ON
First Nations Reserve
42
Health Canada
Moose Factory Hospital
ON
First Nations Reserve
43
Health Canada
Kasabonika
ON
First Nations Reserve
44
Health Canada
Lansdowne House
ON
First Nations Reserve
45
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Faro Mine
YT
Faro
46
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Giant Mine
NT
Yellowknife
47
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Colomac Mine
NT
Wekweti
(222 kilometres northwest of Yellowknife)
48
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Mount Nansen Mine
YT
60 kilometres west of Carmacks
49
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Silver Bear Mines
NT
Near the southeast corner of Great Bear Lake
50
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Tundra-Taurcanis Mine
NT
Ekweti (240 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife)
51
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Clinton Creek Mine

YT
100 kilometres northeast of Dawson
52
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
United Keno Hill Mine
YT
Elsa
53
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
BAF 5 - Resolution Island
NU
Shore of Baffin Island (collectivities : Iqaluit and Kimmirut)
54
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Discovery Mine
NT
West shore of Giauque Lake, (80 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife) / Dettah
55
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Barrenlands Former DOT Site
MB
256 kilometres northwest of the Thompson River
56
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Roberts Bay Mine
NU
125 kilometres southwest of Cambridge Bay
57
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Kingfisher Lake Omahama Store
ON
Kingfisher Lake
58
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
FOX C - Ekalugad Fiord
NU
Between Clyde River and Qikiqtarjuaq
59
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Former Northlands School Tankfarm
MB
Brochet Lake,240 kilometres northwest of Thompson
60
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Former Beren's River Pumphouse Tankfarm
MB
At the mouth of the Berens River (270 air kilometres north of Winnipeg)
61
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
CAM F - Sarcpa Lake
NU
Near Hall Beach and Igloolik
62
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Axe Point
NT
60 kilometres west of Fort Providence, on the shores of the Mackenzie River.
63
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

BAR D - Atkinson Point
NT
McKinley Bay (80 kilometres east of Tuktoyaktuk)
64
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Port Radium Mine
NT
Along the eastern shore of Great Bear Lake, Deline
65
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Cape Christian
NU
15 kilometres northeast of Clyde River
66
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
FOX A - Bray Island

NU

170 kilometres east of Igloolik, 175 kilometres northeast of Hall Beach
67
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Former Red Sucker Lake School Tankfarm
MB
709 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg
68
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Radio Island
NU
Shore of Baffin Island (collectivities : Iqaluit and Kimmirut)
69
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Barrenlands/Brochet Frontier School Tankfarm
MB
First Nations Reserve
70
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
God's Lake Band Tankfarm
MB
547 kilometres by air northeast of Winnipeg
71
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
CAM D - Simpson Lake
NU
80 kilometres west of Pelly Bay, 120 kilometres southeast of Taloyoak
72
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Red Bridge Spur
BC
Kamloops District, at confluence of South and North Thompson Rivers
73
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Mathias Colomb Area 5B
MB
Pukatawagan

74
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Former God's Lake School Tankfarm
MB
547 kilometres by air northeast of Winnipeg
75
National Defence
TCE Contamination Valcartier
QC
Valcartier
76
National Defence
5 Wing Goose Bay
NL
Goose Bay
77
National Defence
14 Wing Greenwood (NSLZB)
NS
Greenwood

78
National Defence
CFB Esquimalt DY-4 Shops
BC
Near Victoria
79
National Defence
FOX-M Hall Beach
NU
Near Hall Beach
80
National Defence
PIN-4 Byron Bay
NU
Near Cambridge Bay
81
National Defence
PIN-3 Lady Franklin Point
NU
Near Coppermine
82
National Defence
DYE-M Cape Dyer

NU
Near Qikiqtarjuaq
83
National Defence
CAM-4 Pelly Bay
NU
Near Pelly Bay
84
National Defence
Colwood Aggregate
BC
Near Victoria
85
National Defence
CAM-2 Gladman Point
NU
Near Gjoa Haven
86
National Defence
FOX-5 Broughton Island
NU
Near Qikiqtarjuaq
87
National Defence
CAM-5 Mackar Inlet
NU
Near Igloolik et Hall Beach
88
National Defence
CAM-1 Jenny Lind Island
NU
Near Cambridge Bay et Gjoa Haven
89
National Defence
Suffield EPG
AB
50 kilometres from Medicine Hat
90
National Defence
MARLANT Shea Heights/Southside
NL
St-John's
91
National Defence
CAM-3 Shepherd Bay
NU
Near Taloyoak
92
Parks Canada Agency
Glacier National Park, Roger's Pass
Maintenance Compound
BC
Glacier National Park

93
Parks Canada Agency

Cape Breton Highlands NP Marrach Landfill
NS
Marrach, north of Sydney
94
Transport Canada
Rock Bay
BC
Victoria
95
Transport Canada
Nitchequon
QC
Nitchequon
96
Transport Canada
Former Remote Radar Site 59
NL
Gander
97
Transport Canada
Bushell Public Port Facility
SK
Bushell

In total, the departments and agencies listed below will receive the following share of the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan funds for remediation of their sites:

Department/Agency 2005/2006 $
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada 77,195,976
Department of National Defence 41,911,400
Environment Canada 2,080,000
Transport Canada 12,697,154
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
959,840
Health Canada
1,745,600
Parks Canada Agency
967,400
Canada Border Services Agency 546,240
Correctional Services Canada 580,000
Total 138,683,610