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Contaminated site remediation

Guidelines for soil and groundwater remediation, assessment and reporting, risk management and regulatory closure.

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Alberta’s contaminated-site remediation guidelines adhere to high standards for environmental and human-health protection.

Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) has standards for assessing and reporting potential site contamination from substance release.

Risk management through exposure control is used as an alternative to remediation or an interim step before remediation can be completed.

Remediation certificates are awarded to qualified applicants for completed remediation projects to give regulatory liability closure.


Sites become contaminated when harmful substances are released and spread into the soil and groundwater. These contaminants may adversely affect humans, plants and animals.

Alberta’s environmental legislation sets out clear rules and obligations for the protection, enhancement and wise use of the environment. Alberta Environment and Parks works with Albertans to ensure the quality of our environment is maintained, using an effective and efficient regulatory framework.

Find out more at: Part one – Soil and groundwater remediation.