Excavation and Off-Site Disposal of Contaminated Surface Soils and Concrete at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Bagotville, Saguenay (Quebec), Former FFTA

The Department of National Defense (DND) is planning to carry out excavation work to proceed with contaminated surface soils off-site disposal on a former training area that is no longer used. The project will include the excavation of soil up to 1 meter deep over an area of approximately 7,500 m2, equivalent of approximately 15,000 tonnes of soil. The area will not be backfilled. The excavated soil will be disposed off-site in a MELCC authorized site and will be subject to traceability with Traces-Québec. The project also involves the dismantling and crushing of a 15 meters by 30 meters concrete slab as well as a 65 meters long and 150 millimeters in diameter concrete pipe. Residual concrete will be transported and disposed off-site in accordance with applicable regulations at an authorized site.

Latest update

July 26, 2022 – The public comment period on the project is closed. The Department of National Defence is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is 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
Email: Michel.Lajoie@forces.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Bagotville, Saguenay (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Soil management
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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