Soil cleanup costs board $400,000

BRIAN KELLY Steve Brown, manager of plant services, speaks during a Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board meeting of trustees last Wednesday. SunMedia

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Cleaning up soil contaminated by oil from an abandoned, buried tank at a former St. Mary’s College site will cost nearly $400,000.

On Wednesday, Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board trustees approved spending $395,393 for QM Environmental to do the soil remediation at the former site of Crawley Hall, later known as F.R. Mills Centre, on St. George’s Avenue East.

Three contractors bid on the project. QM Environmental, with its head office in Mississauga, was selected.

Trustee Gary Trembinski wanted assurance the dollars spent will be enough to cleanup the site.

How confident are we that this amount of money is going to clean it up?” he said.

Manager of plant services Steve Brown said “lots of investigative work” was done before work starts.

St. Basil Catholic School is now based at the original site site of St. Mary’s College. Crawley Hall was home to members of Congregation of St. Basil, or the Basilian Fathers, who taught at the high school.

At an earlier presentation to the board in March, Brown estimated the tank was abandoned in the 1990s.

QM Environmental is an environmental and industrial services company. Its services include hazardous materials abatement and environmental remdiation.

Trustees also approved Maverick and Son Exteriors to replace the roof of Our Lady of Fatima in Chapleau for $530,823. Two tenders were received for the project, with Maverick and Son Exteriors being the lower bid.

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