Environmental Baseline Surveys for the Fortune Minerals Limited NICO Project

Regions: North Slave Region

Tags: contaminants, water quality, environmental impact assessment

Principal Investigator: Schryer, Rick P. (9)
Licence Number: 15967
Organization: Fortune Minerals Limited
Licenced Year(s): 2016 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2006 2005 2004 2003
Issued: Sep 21, 2016
Project Team: Dr. Rick Schryer (Team Lead, Fortune Minerals Limited), Dustin Reinders (Technician, Fortune Minerals Limited), Carl Clouter (Camp manager, Fortune Minerals Limited)

Objective(s): To complete the fish contaminants, benthic and fall water quality programs in the Marian River.

Project Description: The objective of this project is to complete the fish contaminants, benthic and fall water quality programs in the Marian River as detailed in the Supplemental Baseline Monitoring Plan.

Water samples for laboratory analysis will be collected at least 15 cm below the water surface by hand directly into the sample bottles (EC 2012). Sample bottles and caps will be triple rinsed prior to water collection. One field blank, one trip blank, and one duplicate field sample (for a total of three samples for the entire program) will be collected for the water quality program. Samples will be collected, preserved and analyzed as per standard methods and quality assurance and control procedures (i.e., ALS Group).

This program is known to communities as it is part of water license requirements and has been discussed in the Tlicho communities. The program is small and of short duration.

Results will be made available to individuals and communities upon request.

The fieldwork for this study will be conducted from September 22, 2016 to September 30, 2016.