Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1046

Foxtrap Biomedical Waste Management Facility

Proponent: Island Waste Management Inc.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

  • The proponent proposes to construct and operate a Biomedical Waste Management Facility co-located with its existing Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility on Incinerator Road in Foxtrap. Currently biomedical waste is collected from several collection points on the Island and transported to an incineration facility in Moncton, New Brunswick. The proponent now proposes that the waste would be transported to the proposed treatment facility at Foxtrap.
  • All activity associated with the facility would be located in a permanent pre-fabricated building which would encompass 3,000 sq. ft and include space for the treatment system, temporary cold storage, receiving and transport container decontamination. The facility would be capable of treating up to one metric tonne of waste per day.
  • The proponent proposes that transport vehicles would offload secure sealed re-useable containers inside the building within a bermed area which would be sloped and equipped with a sump. All works associated with the treatment of waste would be housed within the structure. It is proposed that post-treatment residuals will be removed for approved disposal. The proponent is aiming for an operational start target in the third quarter of 2003.
  • December 2, 2002 - The undertaking was registered.
  • January 16, 2003 - The Minister announced that his decision date has been extended from January 16 to February 6, 2003.
  • January 30, 2003 - Further public comments were due.
  • February 6, 2003 - The Minister's decision was due.
  • February 6, 2003 - The Minister announced that the proponent has withdrawn the project from the environmental assessment process.

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