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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.



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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
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