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The Contaminated Sediment Removal Program (CSRP) of Environment Canada was founded in November 1990 following a request from the Great Lakes Cleanup Fund to the Environmental Protection Service-Ontario Region to provide leadership in the identification of removal technologies and procedures for contaminated sediments in the Great Lakes.
Following a request for proposal issued by the CSRP, proposals were received from vendors of innovative sediment removal technologies to conduct contaminated sediment removal demonstrations in different Areas of Concern (AOCs) on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes.
In 1992, the CSRP conducted the demonstration of two innovative sediment removal technologies at three different sites. The Cable Arm 100E clamshell bucket was demonstrated in Toronto and Hamilton Harbours, while the Pneuma Pump was demonstrated in Collingwood Harbour.
Those three demonstrations led to the first Canadian commercial applications of the Cable Arm 100E clamshell bucket in Pickering, Ontario, and of the Pneuma Pump in Collingwood, Ontario.
sediment, sediment removal, removal technology, clamshell bucket, Pneuma Pump
Chemist and senior environmental project officer, Environmental Protection Service-Ontario Region, Environment Canada, Toronto, Ontario