Press Release Mar 15, 2022

Jacobs Selected for Full-Service PFAS Solutions at Jack Garland Airport

Jacobs was selected by the City of North Bay, Ontario, for environmental assessment activities, development of a remedial design, and engineering consulting services related to per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) cleanup

DALLAS, March 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs (NYSE:J) was selected by the City of North Bay, Ontario, for environmental assessment activities, development of a remedial design, and engineering consulting services related to per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) cleanup at the North Bay Jack Garland Airport.

"Addressing the public health and safety concerns of the North Bay community with comprehensive cleanup of the airport's PFAS contaminants is our team's top priority," said Jacobs Global Environmental Market Director Jan Walstrom. "As the industry leader in environmental consulting, our unique ability to shape PFAS solutions is drawn from our thorough understanding of PFAS chemical behavior, regulatory requirements and innovative treatment and remediation approaches."

The airport lands are located atop the North Bay Escarpment and straddle a watershed divide between the Ottawa River to the east and the Great Lakes Basin to the west. Historically, aqueous firefighting foam (AFFF) containing PFAS was used in firefighter training on the site. PFAS are chemically and biologically persistent and highly mobile in the environment.

Since 2017, the city has been working collaboratively with the Department of National Defence, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, and the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit to support ongoing testing and monitoring for PFAS in Trout Lake, Lees Creek and residential wells in close proximity to the North Bay Jack Garland Airport lands.

The scope of work for the full-service contract encompasses a site-specific risk assessment; horizonal and vertical sampling in the targeted site remediation areas; development of a risk management/remedial action plan; a treatability study to assess potential remedial options for the impacted soils, drinking water and groundwater; preparation of a remedial design and tender package; technical assistance during construction; and performance monitoring to confirm that remedial objectives are achieved.

For more than a decade, Jacobs' water and environmental technologists have been supporting municipal, national government and commercial clients with PFAS assessment and treatment around the globe. Additionally, since 2013, the company has been working on multiple U.S. Department of Defense research projects for PFAS characterization, treatment and remediation. Jacobs' technologists and scientists are partnering with the world's leading academics to better characterize, understand behavior and develop increasingly effective cleanup technologies for PFAS-contaminated media, with a focus on natural treatment alternatives.

The company's in situ green and sustainable remediation approach harnesses big data to identify a diverse and highly specialized microbial ecosystem of naturally occurring bacteria and fungi that work in concert to break down and/or decrease PFAS contaminants in soil, groundwater and other media.

At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $14 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector. Visit and connect with Jacobs on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

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