Work to Clean Contaminated Site at Clear Lake Nearly Complete

By Sarah Klein

The first stage of remediation to clean up a contaminated site at the Clear Lake Golf Course in Riding Mountain National Park has been completed. The federal government announced Tuesday the potential risks to human life no longer exist and the restoration of environmental quality in the area next the golf course’s maintenance yard is rectified.

The work prevents future movement of contaminants into the Clear Lake area and the groundwater supply.

Contamination originally occurred from a leaking underground gasoline storage tank in the maintenance yard. The smaller final phase of the cleanup project will take place in 2011, completing work on the site.

The $800,000 project was funded by the Federal Contaminated Site Action Plan. photo