Getting Lac-Mégantic cleaned up and safe
AECOM site supervisor and PE, Robert White (R) talks with Jean Deschesnes about ongoing operations and safety at an Environmental cleanup project at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada. AECOM was brought on board to coordinate, manage, and guide the environmental cleanup efforts to remove 6 million litres of spilled light crude oil from the Lac-Mégantic Oil train disaster. Soil decontamination, treatment and reconstruction efforts were the main focus in restoring half the downtown area which was destroyed.
AECOM acted as the Prime contractor and program manager. The team provided specifications on the work to the contractors and evaluated their work. AECOM’s staff of engineers provided field work oversight with reporting, supervision and coordination. The team measured the weight of soil removed to verify the work completed. AECOM supervised the health and safety of the work site and contractors and also conducted soil, water, air and noise monitoring.
This exposure was taken at 1/250th of a second, at f 5.0 at ISO 100 on a Canon 1Dx camera with 70-200mm lens with Heliopan circular polarizing filter.
Photo © Robb Williamson / AECOM