Details/Information for Canadian Forces (CF) Operation LIMPIDE

CF Overseas Operations have most often operated within the construct of an international mandate. As such, the International Information is presented first in order to provide the context of the Canadian Operation (displayed second). Eventually, all rotations associated with the particular Canadian operation will also be displayed.


International Information

International Operation Name: Operation LIMPIDE

International Mission Name: Operation LIMPIDE

Mandating Organization: Government of Canada

Region Name: Europe

Location: Bosnia

Mission Date: 1 September 1999 - 5 September 1999

Mission Mandate:

Technical Assistance Visit (TAV) to determine impact of contaminants in the soil in Croatia.

Mission/Operation Notes:

Operation Limpide was initiated by DCDS Staff after concerns about illegal disposal of industrial waste in abandoned mines was reported by locals. A TAV consisting of three personnel from Canada and two from Task Force Bosnia Herzegovina (TFBH) was ordered by the DCDS, comprising scientific specialists to investigate these concerns. The investigation focused on the potential impact of the environment on the soldier, rather than the impact of the CF on the environment (e.g. environmental remediation for fuel spills etc). OP LIMPIDE concluded that the report of illegal dumping was not substantiated and the analytical results of the environmental samples that were collected indicated that CF personnel were not being exposed to contaminants of concern.

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