Phytoremediation Study on the CDN Forest et al Nota Creek C-17 Wellsite

Regions: Sahtu Settlement Area

Tags: contaminants, site remediation, biology, vegetation, botany, forestry, phytoremediation

Principal Investigator: Budziak, Jerry (11)
Licence Number: 14715
Organization: Seaway Energy Services Inc.
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Issued: May 11, 2010
Project Team: Bruce Greenberg (Research Supervisor, Waterloo Environmental Biotechnology), Nailish Samanani (Environmental Advisor, Seaway Energy Services Inc.), Jerry Budziak (Project Coordinator, Seaway Energy Services Inc.)

Objective(s): To continue with phytoremediation planting on the Nota Creek C-17 well site. Additional plantings are necessary to determine the efficiency of the phytoremediation program and to further assess its viability as a remediation strategy for the well site.

Project Description: To continue with phytoremediation planting on the Nota Creek C-17 well site. Additional plantings are necessary to determine the efficiency of the phytoremediation program and to further assess its viability as a remediation strategy for the well site. The full well site will be planted in 2010.

Access to the site will be by helicopter. Planting is planned for early June. Site monitoring and evaluation will be undertaken during the growing season in August. Site harvesting is projected to occur in late September.

The 2010 Research Work Program involves the planting and harvesting of specific plant species on the Nota Creek C-17 well site. Local services will benefit economically during the field operations by providing lodging, transportation and planting, monitoring and harvesting assistance.

The 2009 site planting results will be communicated to Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), the Sahtu Land and Water Board (SLWB) and the Aurora Research Institute once the laboratory analysis is completed. The 2009 Summary Progress Report has already been submitted to the Aurora Research Institute. Significant developments will be communicated to the community organizations identified for consultation.

Both INAC and the SLWB will be kept apprised of the 2010 field work as it progresses. Here again, significant developments will be communicated to the community organizations identified for consultation.

The fieldwork for this study will be conducted from May 25, 2010 to October 5, 2010.