The Quebec government will build a facility to contain the contaminants at Mercier Lagoons site. To do this, the government will continue its involvement and support in all the steps leading to the construction of a new facility.
The government will also create a monitoring committee with the relevant municipal authorities and will undertake a series of actions to ensure that the solution will be properly put in place.
Isabelle Melancon (Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change – MDDELCC) has signed a protocol for implementing a sustainable and safe solution to ensure the preservation of the health of the population and the protection of the environment.
The Quebec government will build a facility plant to contain the contaminants At Mercier Lagoons
The MDDELCC has started today the work at the design of the plant whose containment wells will be located in the best possible location and will be accompanied by an optimal treatment chain that takes into account the types of contaminants present at the Mercier Lagoons.
In fact, the objective is to limit as much as possible the contaminants released into the environment and the volume of water pumped and discharged. The MDDELCC has joined the Center Water Earth Environment of the National Institute for Scientific Research (INRS-ETE), which will be responsible for validating the latest technologies and their applicability to the site.
In addition, the government wants to mobilize Quebec expertise firms to develop innovative technologies that can lead to the rehabilitation of the Mercier Lagoon site, as well as other similar sites in Quebec
In the end, in the fall of 2018, the MDDELCC will set up a virtual network of researchers specializing in the environmental protection, which will, among other things, support college and university teaching and research activities in this regard. Also, a tripartite committee composed of representatives of the City of Mercier, the City of Châteauguay, and MDDELCC will be created shortly and will follow up on the progress of the construction of the plant which will contain the contaminants at Mercier Lagoons.
Erin VanDyke lives on her family farm and has more than 35 years of hands-on experience with the use of livestock guard dogs for predator control. On their farm, Jan and her family use corgis as herding dogs and have raised Shetland sheep, Fainting goats, Morgan and Trakehner horses, and historic breeds of chickens and turkeys. Erin is also an active beekeeper.