We Believe That Creating Vibrant
Spaces & Communities
Starts With Remediation

One of Canada’s most experienced remediation companies, InSitu Remediation Services Ltd. (IRSL) has designed, implemented, and maintained soil and groundwater remediation programs in diverse geological environments in North, Central, and South America, Europe and the Middle East around the world. Read about our impact.




Worksites Around The World

A Good Place To Call Home

Our approach minimizes the ecological footprint. At every site we touch, we go above and beyond to leave it better than before. There are over 2 billion contaminated sites world-wide, one for every three people. We started InSitu (IRSL) with a vision of using technology and innovation to change the world. Now our company makes land usable again by remediating it back to its original condition. We believe the work that we do benefits more than our clients. With more usable, clean spaces, humans can do more. Our work inspires people and businesses to invest value back into the community. Do you have contaminates? Join the hundres of clients that we have helped make a difference, turning toxins back into nice, usable, profitable land. That's making things right.

  • Our Company
  • Partnerships

    To provide our clients with the most innovative approaches available today, we selectively partner with the most skilled complimentary specialists in the industry, from the academic, governmental and private sectors.

    We also collaborate with researchers from world-renowned groundwater research centres, including those at the University of Waterloo and the University of Guelph, Ontario.

  • Health & Safety

    As our organization grows, our Health & Safety policies grow with us, articulating our commitment to conducting our business in a manner that puts human and environmental health and safety first.

    Our dedication to health and safety extends to everyone—our employees, contractors and their families, our clients and their neighbours, the communities in which we work and the global community.

Our Most Common Services

In-Situ Remediation

The treatment and/or destruction of compounds of concern in place or “in situ”, in the ground, in-situ remediation offers the following benefits:

Ability to access difficult-to-reach contaminants

More cost-effective when compared to traditional methods of remediation

Smaller ecological footprint and a cleaner end-result


Ex-Situ Remediation

The treatment and/or destruction of compounds of concern above ground, ex-situ remediation offers the following benefits:

Potentially shorter remedial time-frames

Lower risk that impacts will remain in the ground

Minimal permitting and regulatory issues


Remediation Support Services

Effective remediation programs require constant monitoring and optimization. Our remediation support services help assist you with the following:

Ensuring the most efficient use of technical and financial resources

Shorten your remedial time-frames

Mitigate unnecessary technical and financial risks

Leadership & Operations

Our senior staff member have served on numerous technical committees for the Canadian and American Federal Governments. They have taught courses on the remediation of impacted soil and groundwater at numerous universities and colleges as well as conducted workshops and seminars at various international conferences and professional organizations.

At the heart of our operations, IRSL’s senior staff lead a team of competent field staff who confidently implement our injection programs on-site based on their extensive practical experience and knowledge earned in college or university

  • Rick McGregor President & CEO

    A respected environmental professional with over a quarter century in environmental assessment and remediation, Rick has designed and implemented remediation programs across the globe.

    An invited speaker at numerous international conferences and workshops, his knowledge leads the industry, based on his extensive experience, his innovative strategies, and his clear, pragmatic approach.

    P. Geo. (Ontario)
    Certified Ground Water Professional
    Certified Risk Manager
    Qualified Person Risk Assessment

  • Ben Galbraith Project Manager

    One of the most experienced applicators of in-situ remedial techniques in North America, Ben has designed and implemented remediation programs for a wide variety of compounds in various geologic and hydrogeologic environments.

    Ben’s extensive practical experience, combined with his innovative designs, provides solutions to sites that are otherwise deemed problematic by others.

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Corporate Sustainability

We are dedicated to environmental stewardship methods that exceed regulatory compliance requirements; implementing safe, environmentally responsible, solutions intended to protect our clients, your neighbours, and future generations.

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Our Qualifications

  • Ontario Environmental Compliance Approvals

    We have Mobile Environmental Compliance Approvals (ECAs) for a wide variety of in-situ remediation methods, including:
    Chemical reduction
    Aerobic and anaerobic bioremediation
    Surfactant and co-solvent flushing
    Solidification processes
    Groundwater tracers

    We hold additional Mobile Environmental Compliance Approvals (ECAs) in:
    Mobile air treatment using activated carbon
    Mobile air treatment using catalytic oxidation
    Water treatment using filtration (physical and chemical), air stripping, and chemical adjustment.

  • Canadian Permits & Approvals

    IRSL has successfully applied for permits and/or approval for in-situ remediation in:
    Nova Scotia
    New Brunswick
    British Columbia

  • International Permits & Approvals

    We have prepared and applied for permits in numerous jurisdictions globally in:
    North America
    South America
    The Middle East

Certificate of Authorization

IRSL has a Certificate of Authorization from the APGO.

The Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario is the Licensing and Regulatory Body Responsible for Ontario’s Geoscientists.


Fully insured, IRSL holds appropriate insurance policies, including:

- General Commercial Comprehensive Liability Insurance ($5,000,000)
- Professional Liability ($5,000,000)
- Third Party Liability ($5,000,000)
- Contractors Pollution Liability ($5,000,000)
- Environmental Impairment Liability Insurance ($5,000,000)

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Speak with our engineering team about how our environmental remediation services can help you in your remediation journey and take the next steps building a better environment and a cleaner community with your project.

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