- ConocoPhillips Canada Resources Corporation is the holder of the Environmental Protection and Enforcement Act Approval for the reclamation of the Crossfield Sour Gas Processing Plant and is the surface lease holder.
- Bonavista Energy Corporation obtained the Alberta Energy Regulator well licence from ConocoPhillps Canada in January 2003.
- In 2010, a report summarizing the monitoring data was completed. The report identified petroleum hydrocarbons, chloride and metals in groundwater and soil exceeding the Alberta Tier 1 Soil and Groundwater Remediation Guidelines on the well and plant site and extending beyond those boundaries.
- No further site investigations, soil/groundwater sampling events or remedial work have been undertaken by ConocoPhillips Canada or Bonavista since 2010.
Terms of the Environmental Protection Order
ConocoPhillips Canada and Bonavista must:
- submit a written Delineation Plan, prepared by a qualified environmental professional, to the Director for approval;
- undertake the work set out in the Delineation Plan, in accordance with the schedule of implementation as approved by the Director;
- submit a written Remediation Plan, prepared by a qualified environmental professional, to the Director for approval;
- submit regularly scheduled status reports to the Director and upon completion of the work required by the Remediation Plan, a final report.
Environmental protection orders are a remedial tool to ensure that action is taken to fix an environmental problem. They are one of many tools – including education and prevention – used by Environment and Sustainable Resource Development to ensure all Albertans can continue to enjoy a safe and healthy environment.
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