Decommissioning Update

Our approach to decommissioning and the steps to expect in the process are described in our Decommissioning Plan and Appendices, available on the Alton Project website. Guiding our decommissioning is our safety commitment -- we believe no job is so urgent that it cannot be done safely and we take action to prevent environmental, health and safety issues.

Timelines for the decommissioning work are approximate. However, a six-week work program is planned for the fall of 2022, followed by further work in the first six months of 2023. We are hoping to complete decommissioning work by the summer of 2023. A general contractor will coordinate and perform the work on Alton’s behalf under the project team’s oversight.

Neighbours to our sites may see some increased vehicle traffic and personnel as equipment moves to and from our sites during decommissioning. Work will take place during daylight hours, generally 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The Province of Nova Scotia provided the approval to proceed with decommissioning on August 23, 2022. The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board provided approval for the well decommissioning plan on June 17, 2022.

Questions about decommissioning can be sent to the project email [email protected]or through the project contacts.

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