Notice of intent to make a determination
LLRIB Clean-up of Solid Waste Disposal Sites - Public Comments Invited

April 28, 2021 - Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed LLRIB Clean-up of Solid Waste Disposal Sites, located on Sucker River IR 156C, Stanley IR 157, Morin Lake IR 217, Little Red River IR 106C, Lac La Ronge IR 156 and Grandmother's Bay IR 219 are likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination.

Written comments must be submitted by May 27, 2021 to:

Indigenous Services Canada
SK Region, Environment Unit
1827 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4P 2S9

 The Proposed Project

The objectives of the initial testing program are to determine the actual environmental risks associated with solid waste storage at eleven sites and to remove all above ground waste. These parcels of land are suspected to be previous illegal dumping sites for household and community waste. The first activity to occur on the sites is a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) survey to map the waste in the ground. The results of this survey will show the areas of potential concern at the sites and will aid in selection of test hole and test pit locations required to assess these materials. The second component includes drilling investigations, test pitting, and soil and groundwater sampling. The third component is the removal of the above ground waste at the sites and the fourth component involves preparing reports to will evaluate the historical data and the results of the intrusive site investigation. These will include the results of the investigation including the field program and observations, analysis of test results and recommendations, risk management or other corrective measures for each site. The objective of this project is the decommissioning of identified solid waste sites within Lac La Ronge First Nation reserve land.

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