Soil Remediation at CFB Borden Firefighter Training Area

A large-scale soil remediation project is being proposed in response to identified contamination related to firefighting training activities that have occurred at the site since the 1950 's. The soil remediation will involve the excavation and encapsulation of approximately 80,000 m3 of impacted soil, and capping the majority of the Site with clean fill to decreases risks associated with impacted surficial soils to ecological receptors. Following completion of the project, Site operations (ie. firefighter training) will be modified to prevent future contamination from occurring at the Site.

Latest update

Notice of Determination
January 10, 2020 – The Department of National Defence issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Department of National Defence
Jace McLaughlin, Base Environment Officer, Canadian Forces Base Borden
20 Seine Lane
Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ontario L0M 1C0

  • Location

    • CFB Borden Firefighter Training Area which is approximately 3.6 km southeast of Lisle, Ontario (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Remediation and conservation
    • Soil management
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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...within 200 kilometres
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