Councillor Leiper’s office has notified MCA of an upcoming environmental drilling program at Laroche Park (52 Bayview Road). The City’s Environmental Remediation Unit has been working with the National Capital Commission (NCC) for a number of years to investigate/monitor a groundwater plume containing elevated concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which appears to be migrating from the adjacent NCC property at 80 Bayview Road onto the east portion of the park site. The environmental consultant working on behalf of the NCC has proposed an additional investigation on the two properties to investigate critical data gaps as a first step in evaluating potential remedial options for the VOC plume.
The NCC’s environmental consultant will be drilling monitoring wells at 6 locations across the east portion of the park as part of the proposed work program. Underground utility locates will be marked in the next two weeks, and the drilling program is scheduled to take place between November 7 and 25.