Remediation of a watercourse at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Bagotville, Saguenay (Quebec)

Department of National Defence (DND), is planning to carry out a remediation of a watercourse located within a contaminated site on CFB Bagotville property. Previous environmental studies have shown contamination of the sediment and of the surface water by various contaminants. The project will include excavation of the sediment, about 45 cm in depth, for a distance of 480 m. Contaminated soil will be disposed in accordance of the applicable regulations, in an authorized site for the treatment. After completing the work, the stream will be deeper, to insure an adequate water level, going from the current 10-15 cm to 30 cm in depth. Two "Stormceptors" will be installed upstream to control future contamination risk.

Latest update

October 15, 2020 – The Department of National Defence issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Michel Lajoie
Department of National Defence
Michel Lajoie, Wing Environment Officer, 3 Wing / CFB Bagotville
Building 60, Post Office Box 5000 Station Forces
Alouette, Quebec G0V 1A0
Telephone: 418-677-4000 ext. 4004

  • Location

    • north-east of CFB Bagotville, on lot 5 828 910 (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Water Management
    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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