At Keystone Environmental we assist our railway industry clients in meeting their environmental challenges:
- Railway yard inspections to assess due diligence in compliance with environmental regulations.
- Stormwater drainage studies to assess collection, distribution and treatment capacity to reduce the potential for flooding and interruption of services.
- Wastewater studies to identify sources of contaminants, treatment methods, treatment capacity and infrastructure management to reduce the environmental risk from ongoing operations.
- Full time operation, monitoring and maintenance of wastewater treatment plants, stormwater infrastructure, tank inspections, fuelling facilities, locomotive washes and other equipment and systems.
- Design of innovative and sustainable systems to replace inefficient and aging infrastructure.
- Preliminary investigation of leased property located outside the right-of-way are designed and performed in recognition of both the potential environmental impairment and the program costs in relation to property values. These properties can include bulk plants, stations and villages, and freight transfer facilities.
- Preliminary and detailed investigation of railway yards and right of ways for assessment of risk to off-site properties and the environment. The investigations are designed to identify practical risk management strategies which can be implemented without undue interruption of rail operations.
- Risk assessment of contaminated sites to confirm protective measures are sufficient to safeguard human health and the environment from rail sites and operations.
Keystone Environmental integrates pollution prevention strategies into capital projects such as:
- upgrading fueling facilities including leak detection systems
- integrating locomotive wash or hopper car wash systems with wastewater treatment and water recycle systems
- upgrading of wastewater treatment systems incorporating sludge de-watering and waste oil treatment and reuse
- construction impact mitigation with compliance monitoring