Sonic lands PCB cleanup deal in Toronto

Sonic Environmental reports today it has entered into a PCB clean-up contract with the owner of a site in the Greater Toronto Area. The company would not disclose the name of the site owner or the terms of the contract, but said the job involves remediation of a minimum of 500 tonnes and “potentially up to 2,500 tonnes” of contaminated soil. The company said the work is scheduled to be finished by the end of 2006. “This project is a major milestone for Sonic as it’s a first in Eastern Canada following the company’s recent approvals here in Ontario,” said Sonic VP of remediation services Larry Rodricks. “This contract should be the trigger that Sonic has been waiting for in order to secure future projects.” On top of the potential for soil remediation at more brownfield sites in Ontario, this deal also adds credibility to Sonic’s technology as it pitches for clean-up work in the Sydney tar ponds.