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ReGen announces partnership with Niagara College

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Regen is offering experiential learning opportunities for students enrolled in the school’s Environmental Technician, Environmental Management and Assessment and Ecosystem Restoration Programs.

WELLAND — ReGen Resource Recovery announces a new partnership with Niagara College College’s School of Environmental and Horticultural Studies, offering experiential learning opportunities for students enrolled in the school’s Environmental Technician, Environmental Management and Assessment and Ecosystem Restoration Programs. – Field and Laboratory program.

ReGen recently hosted 22 Niagara College Environmental Studies students and three Faculty at its Welland location, where it showcased environmentally significant locations such as the on-site peat pond, retention pond, GAC plant, filtration plant and graphite reserve.

“The discovery of pure synthetic graphite at our site is significant, and allows us to draw a strong connection between the proud industrial past of this area, and a promising future,” says Steve Charest, Chairman of ReGen Resource Recovery. “Working with Niagara College to help shape tomorrow’s bright minds is a key link in that chain that connects our history with what’s to come.”

This site visit was a precursor to ReGen’s decision to partner with Niagara College and to begin offering co-op postions in the Environmental Technician Program, where students can gain hands-on work experience that counts towards their program requirements. The program will begin this spring with four co-op students.

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The students will partake in soil sampling exercises, part of ReGen’s Excess Soil Program that provides specific soil qualities that are needed on various areas of the property to facilitate the separation berms required for resource recovery activities, in addition to the civil works associated with demolition activities, including foundation and footings removals required for the redevelopment of the 300-acre site needed for future redevelopment.

Approximately 900,000 tonnes of soil will be imported to the site during the project, and students will conduct frequency sampling, sample handling, record keeping and reporting.

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