DRDC Suffield Contaminated Sites: A Compendium of Past and Present Sites


  1. Fitzgerald, J.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
In July of 2002 the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, which maintains the Federal Contaminated Sites Inventory database of contaminated sites in Canada released this information to the general public through the internet. In an effort to further clarify what contaminated sites exist at CFB Suffield this report has been compiled. The information presented was gathered by reviewing existing publications held at DRDC Suffield and through discussions with present staff. It is not meant as an in-depth historical record of all past contaminated sites, but rather a review of the present status of known and perceived contaminated sites. This document identifies all of our known contaminated sites, details remediation progress to date and also identifies future planned actions. Since 1972, DRDC Suffield has embarked on various projects to clean up remnants of our past practices. From 1989 to 1991, under Project SWIFTSURE, the Department spent approximately 18 million dollars removing and destroying chemical agent and ordnance. However, even with this effort there still remained unconfirmed contaminated sites. To assess the problem of unknown site contamination, two separate ecological risk assessments by Golder and Associates, one in 1997 and the other in 2002, have been performed on 17 suspected contaminated sites. Of these, nine have been confirmed as posing an ecological risk. TRUNCATED
Environmental management;Site remediation;Abandoned Test Sites;Environmental Site Remediation;Range Clean Up;Treasury Board;ECONET
Report Number
DRDC-SUFFIELD-SP-2002-107 — Special Publication
Date of publication
01 Sep 2002
Number of Pages
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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