News Release - January 10, 2001
CLEANING UP FORMER HERBICIDE PLANT
The former Interprovincial Co-operative Limited (IPCO) plant north of Saskatoon
that used to manufacture herbicides will soon be cleaned up.
The cost of the two-year clean up project is being shared by the province, the
Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344, and IPCO. This year's provincial
contribution of $345,000 comes from the Centenary Fund, which was developed to
help pay for important capital projects as Saskatchewan approaches its
centennial in 2005.
The plant was shut down in 1970 and the site is now owned by the R.M. of Corman
Park. The R.M. has secured the site and is assisting in the proper disposal of
waste from the site. IPCO continues to work with Saskatchewan Environment and
Resource Management (SERM) to develop a plan to clean up the site.
SERM Minister Buckley Belanger commended both the R.M. of Corman Park and IPCO
on their participation in this clean up. "I am pleased that a co-operative
solution has been formed between industry and government to help clean up our
environment and have a positive effect on human health and public safety."
AMEC Earth & Environmental Limited (AMEC), an environmental consulting and
engineering company, will plan the building demolition and site remediation.
The clean up is expected to be completed by the summer of 2002.
More information on the clean up plan will be available at an open house on
January 18, 2001.
The open house will be held from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lawson Heights Civic
Centre, 225 Primrose Drive, Saskatoon.
For more information, contact:
Ralph Bock Colleen Yates, MCIP
Parkland Eco-Region Planner and GIS Specialist
Environment and Resource Management AMEC Earth & Environmental Ltd.
Phone: (306) 933-6545 Phone: (306) 975-0444