This section of the website is designed to keep you informed about the progress made on the final remediation of the site.  All remediation work is scheduled to be completed by March of 2020. Many action items have been completed or are substantially complete already. To avoid remediation work during the winter, Cherokee has proposed an accelerated timeline from what is provided under the Minster’s Order.

MINISTER'S ORDERSSTATUS
Develop and implement a temporary dust control planA dust control plan has been in place since May 2018 with Alberta Health Services. There have been no dust issues at the property. This plan is primarily for times when there is no activity on the site.
Submit Dust Control ProgramA dust control plan, which is primarily for times there is activity on the site was submitted to Alberta Environment in May and confirmed in July.
Submit the plan to determine the edges of the contamination (Delineation Plan*)In June, delineation plans* were submitted for Parcels X, C and Y and Alberta Environment approved the plans in June and July.
Complete Delineation WorkDrilling and sampling was undertaken following the delineation plans* in July on all three parcels. Delineation reports containing the test hole logs, location plans and chemical analysis was were submitted to Alberta Environment in August.
Submit Conceptual Site ModelA conceptual site model shows where the contaminants are located both horizontally and vertically on the property. A preliminary data set was submitted to Alberta Environment in May. As further data is collected, the model will be updated.
Submit Human Health Risk AssessmentA human health risk assessment for dioxins and furans was submitted to Alberta Environment in March. Following a technical meeting with Alberta Environment in August, additional rationale to support the calculations will be included in a revised human health dioxin risk assessment to be re-submitted before September.
Submit Site Specific Risk AssessmentA site specific risk assessment for human and ecological risks, but not for human health risks related to dioxins and furans, was submitted to Alberta Environment in May. A technical meeting with Alberta Environment in August established a revised format for the report which will be submitted in September.
Submit Risk Management & Remediation PlanRisk management plans for areas to be under Exposure Control (Parcel X and the berm) will be submitted in October. A remediation plan for Parcel Y development area was submitted to Alberta Environment in March.
Submit Long Term Monitoring PlanLong term monitoring plans for the Exposure Control areas will be submitted in September.
Complete Remediation workRemediation work will begin in September in the Parcel Y development area. Soil will be excavated and disposed at an approved landfill. It is expected that the remedial work will be complete by November.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ORDER 
Submit Delineation Plans for Verte HomesteaderThe delineation* plan for Verte Homesteader (Parcel C) was submitted to Alberta Environment in June.
Complete Delineation for Verte HomesteaderThe delineation* work for Verte Homesteader (Parcel C) was completed in July and submitted to Alberta Environment in August.
Submit Remediation Plans for Verte HomesteaderThe current remediation plan in Verte Homesteader is to excavate a small area of soil within the northeast corner of the parkette.
Complete Remediation for Verte HomesteaderWet weather has delayed the excavation in the parkette but it should be complete by the end of August.

* Delineation – find the edges of contamination which exceed Tier 1 or 2 guidelines.

Preliminary Conceptual Site Map

Updated August 27, 2019.