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Phase I Environmental Site Assessment – Waneta Manor Apartments

Steer Environmental Associates conducted a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) of a residential apartment building in Trail, BC, for environmental due diligence and financing purposes, and to comment on associated environmental risks and liabilities.

The Phase I ESA was comprised of a records review, site inspection, and interviews to determine the potential for chemical constituents of potential concern (COPCs) associated with current and previous uses of the site, and with past and present smelter operations of the Teck facility located within the region, to exceed relevant BC Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR).

Steer Environmental concluded that there was a low potential that current and previous uses on-site as an apartment building resulted in COPCs in site media exceeding relevant CSR standards. However, Steer Environmental determined that a high potential existed for metals COPCs to be present in on-site soil and/or groundwater at concentrations exceeding CSR standards, as a result of past and present smelter operations of the Teck facility located within the region. Recommendations were made to consult with the Trail Health and Environment Program (THEP) to manage potentially contaminated surface soils on-site. No intrusive sampling was recommended and financing was approved for the client based on Phase I ESA results.