Principal Investigator:Machtans, Hilary Licenced Year(s):2015
Year one of Periodic Monitoring under the Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) to determine if mine effluent is affecting fish and fish habitat.
A small-bodied fish survey will be conducted within one exposure area (Jackfish Bay, Great Slave Lake) and one reference area (Horseshoe Island Bay). For consistency between phases, ninespine stickleback (NNST) will be targeted as one of the small ...
Principal Investigator:Scrimgeour, Garry J Licenced Year(s):
The researchers propose to address critical information gaps by embarking on a research project in the South Nahanni River Watershed. The objectives of the research are:
1) To quantify natural variability of benthic macroinvertebrate communities at reference sites un-impacted by human activity;
2) To determine whether mining activities degrade the health of streams in the South Nahanni Watershed...
Principal Investigator:Sealey, Heather N Licenced Year(s):
Arsenic was introduced to Ho-Hum Lake when it was used as a tailings pond during mining activities at Terra Mine, of the Silver Bear Mines Group. The objective of this study is to determine how arsenic is being removed from the lake water by a wetlands area.
The intention for collecting data will include water and sediment sampling in Ho-Hum Lake, Moose Bay, and the wetlands between them. Seq...
Principal Investigator:Vogel, Sharon C Licenced Year(s):
The purpose of the study is to characterize environmental conditions in the project area and supplement existing environmental information to determine if mine effluent is affecting aquatic organisms. Fisheries resources will be sampled in areas that historically or presently receive mine effluent, and in reference areas not exposed to mine effluent for comparative purposes. Water quality, fish, a...
Principal Investigator:Caughill, Dave Licenced Year(s):2004
The main objective of this study is to characterize environmental conditions and supplement existing environmental information for possible use in long-term (i.e., multi-year) Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) programs as required of the Giant and C...
Principal Investigator:Hoos, Rick Licenced Year(s):20122009
This work is being done to assist with the development of a future aquatic effects monitoring program for the mine that will meet the terms of the recently promulgated federal Metal Mining Effluent Regulations. The survey data will be provided in support...
Principal Investigator:Sutherland, David Licenced Year(s):
To establish aquatic environmental quality monitoring sites in the vicinity of "OUter Sun Bay" on Contwoyto Lake. The purpose is to monitor the effectiveness of effluent quality limits imposed on Lupin Mine in protecting the receiving aquatic environment....
Principal Investigator:Seagel, Graham Licenced Year(s):
A study to characterize aquatic environments potentially affected by tailings decant effluent, assess their sensitivity to project influences and develop baseline data for future monitoring purposes. Water, sediment and benthic envertebrate samples will be collected for analysis. Fish will be captured for tagging and to obtain tissue samples for metal analysis (subject to approval of DFO)....