Thunder Bay Airport Remedial Trial, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Transport Canada proposes to complete a remediation project at Thunder Bay Airport in Thunder Bay, Ontario.  The project will include placement of 1-2 temporary containers (prefabricated sea containers or similar, approximately 40' x 8') which will contain a remediation treatment unit, excavation of a trench (approximately 30-40m long) from which groundwater will be pumped and treated by the unit before the water is put back into the ground.  Associated works will include installation of electrical lines (approx. 1km) connecting the container to the existing power system, piping to connect the trench to the treatment unit, and a laydown area.

Latest update

February 24, 2024 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Transport Canada is/are considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. 


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period - February 7, 2024


Transport Canada
David Zeit, Senior Environmental Officer
4900 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6A5
Telephone: 416-952-0491
Fax: 416-952-0514

  • Location

    • Thunder Bay Airport (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Airport and Airfields
    • Remediation and conservation
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Transport Canada
  • Authorities

    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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