Surface soil characterization of explosives and metals at the Land Force Central Area Training Centre (LFCA TC) Meaford, Ontario (Phase II) Final report


  1. Ampleman,G.
  2. Thiboutot, S.
  3. Marois, A.
  4. Gagnon, A.
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Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
This work describes the second evaluation of the impacts of the live fire training at the Land Force Central Area Training Centre (LFCA TC) Meaford, Ontario (Phase II). This study was conducted in August 2008 by DRDC Valcartier for Director Land Environment (DLE) to complete the evaluation of the soil contamination by explosives and metals. In parallel, the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) conducted sampling and analysis of surface water and groundwater for metals and explosives and produced two separate reports describing the results from their Phase I and II. In our study, most of the ranges at LFCA TC Meaford were sampled during the September 2007 campaign. In August 2008, nine ranges were sampled to complete our understanding of the explosives and/or metals contamination. More precisely, the Apeldorn grenade range was re-visited to confirm metal concentrations observed during Phase I, the Caen range was re-sampled to confirm propellant residues concentrations while Cambrai target positions were re-sampled to examine the high selenium concentrations found during Phase I. In Cassino, small arms target positions were evaluated for metal concentrations while the 40 mm impact area was evaluated for energetic concentrations. The urban assault portion of Ortona range was sampled for energetics while Normandy, Position 409 and the Gravel Pit were sampled for energetics and metals. Finally, it was not possible to sample the stop butt of the impact area. Forty

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DRDC-VALCARTIER-TR-2009-218 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Oct 2009
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