Cleanup costs for new Sir John Carling hospital site in the millions
Ottawa Citizen

By Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen, March 22, 2017

It will cost at least $11 million to clean up the site of the former Sir John Carling building to make room for a new Civic hospital, Public Services and Procurement Canada estimates.

And that price tag could get much higher.PSPC, the federal department in charge of transferring the land on the eastern site of the Central Experimental Farm to The Ottawa Hospital, has released a map with proposed boundaries for the hospital land, as well as estimates of cleanup costs. Removing soil and rubble within the building footprint would cost between $8.3 million and $8.6 million, it said. Treating and monitoring impacted groundwater would cost an estimated $2.8 million and excavation of contaminated fill outside the building’s footprint has not yet been costed. In addition, there are environmental costs and the possible cost of removing or refurbishing the building’s former cafeteria, which still sits on the site.

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