Moving Forward - CBRA Action Plan

Moving Forward

Moving Forward - CBRA Action Plan

The Port Colborne Community-Based Action Plan

Following the conclusion of the CBRA, Vale (alongside the City, Public Health and the MECP), created a Port Colborne Community-Based Action Plan to address the findings of many years of scientific risk assessment, both for human health and for the health of our entire ecosystem.​​​

​The Action Plan includes the following key actions:​

  • Remediation activities at a handful of residential properties in close proximity to Vale’s Port Colborne Refinery, such as sodding, ground cover and/or soil replacement. There are no unacceptable health risks to these residents and these actions are being taken on a precautionary basis. All residential property owners have already been contacted by Vale; ​

  • Scoping studies to be conducted on the woodlot and municipal drains just east of the refinery to assess potential remediation activities. Results will be shared with the community when the studies are complete; ​
  • Creation of a Community Improvement Fund to deliver both environmental and social benefit to Port Colborne, and to recognize more than 100 years of operations in the community. The Fund, still in development, is envisioned to be in place for the next four years providing support for priority improvement or development projects in the community. Vale will work collaboratively with the City of Port Colborne to prioritize and select local projects and initiatives, with specific consideration afforded to projects with environmental or sustainability themes;
  • ​Work with a small number of local farmers to address crop yields.

 Access​ the full CBRA​ Action Plan here​​​​​​​


We want to hear from you

Voice your views, questions or concerns about Vale’s Port Colborne Operations:
• Call our Community Concerns Line 24/7 at 289-478-VALE (8253)
• Email