Contaminated Soil Cleanup
Piikani Nation Lands Department, with funding from Indigenous Services Canada has committed in three phases to clean up any Underground Storage Tank (UST) contamination at the Crowsnest Trail Outpost Gas Station. In 2017, Petroleum hydrocarbon (PHC) impacts were identified following the removal of three underground fuel storage tanks located at the Crowness outpost gas station and the SWAG enterprises.
In which a subsequent phase II Environmental Site Assessment was completed in 2020. In 2023 Piikani Nation Lands Department has retained Tetra Tech Canada Inc to conduct a phase III Environmental Site Assessment to further delineate any petroleum hydrocarbon (PHC) impacts to the ground at the site.
The work for the final phase consisted of hauling contaminated soil to a treatment cell area that was approved by the Piikani Lands Department. Once completed, the treated soil will be hauled back to fill the excavation site. Tetra Tech will prepare a remedial action plan including a remedial options for this site.
The project began on March 20, 2023 with KBL subcontracted under the direction of Tetra Tech. After the site has been cleaned it will be determined by Chief and Council the usages of that area.