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    Quote Originally Posted by interchange42 View Post
    Bioremediation advances mean that much can often be done onsite now, and the soil would not necessarily have to be moved. If it cannot be cleaned enough, another possibility would be what happened at Market Wharf: the site is capped with a veneer of clean fill, and the foundation built pretty much at the surface with only caissons for piles drilled into the ground as opposed to excavation for a garage.

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    Yikes. Have we learned nothing from the Love Canal?
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    Love Canal is a whole different story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed007Toronto View Post
    Love Canal is a whole different story
    Love Canal is a different story, but to own land overlaying contamination? If that lens of contamination moves over time into adjacent sites and causes harm, who would be responsible for compensating that harm?

    I'm glad to see that a bioremediation process is in place: sound forward thinking. If there are chlorinated compounds involved, microbes to handle them are a home-grown Toronto technology (KB-1, a short form for the inventors nomenclature of kick-butt-1, or so I heard).

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    People are buying at Market Wharf. Do you equate it with Love Canal?

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    Is there seriously a place (development?) called "Love Canal"? I'd do a google search of "Love Canal Toronto" but I'm scared of what the IT department would think about the results.

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    ^^^^^

    LOL


    "Love Canal" is in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

    This is the bio.........

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Canal
    An environmentally conscientious, libertarian inclined, fiscally conservative, socialist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xray_Crystal_Junkie View Post
    Is there seriously a place (development?) called "Love Canal"? I'd do a google search of "Love Canal Toronto" but I'm scared of what the IT department would think about the results.
    Read this (don't they teach this in schools anymore?): http://library.buffalo.edu/libraries...background.php

    I'm sure the soil remediation methods for the Donlands and Portlands are sound, but I don't know the specifics and when I see something like "a veneer of clean fill" over contaminated soil, alarm bells start going off. Considering the history of environmental disasters and the legacy of cancer and birth defects from disasters like this, I think it's worth learning about.
    Last edited by grey; 2012-Mar-07 at 17:43.
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