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Soil Remediation Experts

The number of completed projects, technology and process speak for Nelson’s respected experience in the remediation industry.

Nelson Environmental Remediation

Nelson Environmental Remediation Ltd. is the only Canadian company which performs on-site, ex-situ thermal treatment of hydrocarbon and organic compound contaminated soil, returning clean soil to beneficial re-use. Nelson is a world leader in its industry and has completed projects in extreme conditions around the globe.

Our experienced staff and guaranteed results bring certainty to large scale remediation projects. Nelson’s internal remediation technology and industry leading processes and performance have driven strong growth and reinvestment into ongoing improvement and research into emerging contaminants.

Our process eliminates client liabilities associated with transportation of contaminated material to landfill or other off site locations and sourcing and transportation of clean backfill.

Thermally desorbed soils result in a positive social outcome of beneficial re-use availability and reducing the possibility of contaminated material sitting in landfills. The result is recycled soil with enhanced community partnerships for our stakeholders.

The company was created by Darryl and Warren Nelson from the family’s earth-moving business which served Western Canada’s oil and gas industry since the 1960s.

Trusted Experience

NER employs advanced thermal extraction and destruction technology that performs two main environmental protection functions:

  • the TDU system delivers certainty of extracting organic contaminants from the soil to achieve remediation criteria and eliminate liability associated with contaminated soil

  • the TDU system guarantees thermal destruction of the extracted organic contaminants thereby preventing toxic emissions

Our Mission

To safely and efficiently deliver “Clean Dirt, No Doubt!”

The Nelson history is one of earth moving, soil handling, construction and agriculture since the 1960s, and providing soil remediation via thermal desorption units (TDU) technology since 1994 via Nelson Environmental Remediation Ltd.

Nelson has extensive industry experience, processing more than 2,000,000 tonnes of contaminated soil on locations across more than 12 time zones (from Hawaii and throughout continental North America, to Europe and Africa) and conditions ranging from the extremes of the Canadian Arctic winter at -50ºC, to the tropics at +40ºC. Nelson has treated soil contaminated with materials from light Bakken crude to heavy end laden coal tar, on soil varying from sandy to heavy clays.

As well as providing remediation of contaminated soil to beneficial reuse, Nelson provides full service operations, performing excavation, soil handling, reclamation and other services. The Alberta business also specializes in large scale clean-ups, often remote, where the value of on-site liability elimination is realized at costs comparable to non sustainable options such as offsite landfill disposal that simply defer liability.

The Thermal Desorption Unit process provides an onsite sustainable soil remediation technology that conserves the soil on site for beneficial re-use while eliminating transportation liabilities, delivered under a broad range of conditions.