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

Regions: Sahtu Settlement Area

Tags: contaminants, site remediation, vegetation, phytoremediation

Principal Investigator: Budziak, Jerry (11)
Licence Number: 16009
Organization: Spirit Resource Management Ltd.
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
Issued: Jan 13, 2017

Objective(s): To continue with phytoremediation planting on the Nota Creek C-17 well site.

Project Description: The objective of this project is to continue with phytoremediation planting on the Nota Creek C-17 well site. Additional soil lifts will continue to be integrated into the phytoremediation process until all impacted soil is remediated.

Planting is planned for late June, a site monitoring and evaluation trip to the site will be conducted in August and harvesting is projected for late September. Once planted soil meets applicable guidelines additional impacted soil will be introduced into the phytoremediation. The process will be repeated until all impacted soil is remediated.

The Research Work Program involves the planting and harvesting of specific plant species on the Nota Creek C-17 well site. Local services will be utilized during the field operations by the provision of labour to assist with site planting, monitoring and harvesting.

The site planting results will be communicated to Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, the Sahtu Land and Water Board and the Aurora Research Institute once all laboratory analyses are completed. The Summary Progress Report has already been submitted to the Aurora Research Institute. Significant developments will be communicated to the community organizations identified for consultation.

The fieldwork for this study will be conducted from January 15, 2017 to September 23, 2017.