Long term fate of oil on an arctic beach

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: contaminants, site remediation, petroleum industry, oil spill

Principal Investigator: Sergy, Gary A. (2)
Licence Number: 12513
Organization: Environment Canada, Woodward Clyde Consulting
Licenced Year(s): 1993
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: E. Owens

Objective(s): To monitor the effect of natural processes on the character and fate of crude oil on a low-energy course-sediment arctic shoreline near Cape Hatt; to assess near-shore and shoreline cleanup techniques of crude oil contamination.

Project Description: During the period of 1980-83, scientific investigations were conducted at Cape Hatt in order to assess the fate of spilled oil and its effects on the environment. In addition, data was collected to determine how effective the clean-up activities were in removing the oil from the environment. This short visit to the oil spill site is part of a long-term monitoring project that will continue to assess the fate of the oil as well as its impact on the local environment.