Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1697

Mount Pearl NORM Decontamination and Temporary Storage Facility

Proponent: Atlantic Inspection Services Inc.

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

The proponent is proposing the operation of a facility for decontamination and temporary storage of tubulars containing Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) at Atlantic Inspection Services Inc., at 138 Clyde Avenue in Mount Pearl. NORM is deposited on the inside of tubulars used by the offshore oil industry and remains attached to the tubulars during production. Once removed from the production site the tubulars are cleaned and the NORM is collected, stored and disposed of at an approved waste disposal site. Currently, these tubulars are transported out-of-province for processing and this facility will provide cost-saving initiatives and complement the services already provided to existing customers. The NORM processing building will be approximately 650 square metres in size, with self-contained steel construction and no floor drains and include a 37 square metre post-decontamination segregated storage area, emergency response equipment, personnel decontamination facility (to include a shower and washroom and a utility room to process and store contaminated clothing and equipment). Construction is proposed to begin in September 2013 and take six months to complete.

  • March 12, 2013 - The undertaking was registered.
  • April 17, 2013 - Deadline for public comments.
  • April 22, 2013 - The minister’s decision is due.
  • May 9, 2013 - Environmental Preview Report Required.
  • June 21, 2013 - The undertaking has been withdrawn.

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