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Old Edmonton Domtar site not a health emergency; developer ‘vindicated’ by environmental board report

By Emily Mertz
Global News
March 14, 2019
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Environmental Appeals Board released its report into the old Domtar wood treatment site in north Edmonton — now being developed into housing — and found “there is no immediate risk to these residents and other people.” The board said more cleanup and remediation work “needs to be done as soon as practical” at certain areas of the site and at the adjacent Verte Homsteader and Overlanders communities. “But none of this work is an emergency as suggested by the director,” the report reads. …“In the board’s view, disturbing the material on the site… would have posed a greater risk, particularly to the residents, than leaving it in place and taking the time to develop a well-considered plan and properly execute the plan to deal with the site.”

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