Annual Environmental Effects Monitoring
Principal Investigator: Madsen, Eric (2)
Licence Number: 13135
Organization: Diavik Diamond Mines
Licenced Year(s): 2001 2000
Issued: Jun 13, 2000
Project Team: Mike Baker, Cheryl Wray, April Desjarlias, Camilla Zoe-Chocolate, Kukgluktuk Angoniatit Association

Objective(s): This research will monitor and evaluate the potential environmental effects from the construction and operation of a diamond mine. Local community members are part of the monitoring team. Results will be communicated to communities through an Environmen

Project Description: This research will monitor and evaluate the potential environmental effects from the construction and operation of a diamond mine. The activities planned for 2000 include: water sampling in Lac de Gras and east island streams and lakes, fish-out study on inland lakes, radio-tagging of lake trout in Lac de Gras, tissue sampling of Slimy Sculpin in Lac de Gras, benthic invertebrate sampling and lake bed sediment sampling. Local community members are part of the monitoring team. Results will be communicated to communities through an Environmental Advisory Board with representatives from each of the local communities.