Principal Investigator:Farrell, Rory Licenced Year(s):
To take specific samples for the completion of a remedial action plan and risk assessment for the Five Mine Sites.
The field component of the project will be conducted over a two day period.
Limited soil and mine tailing samples from the most contaminated areas of the site will be taken. These areas were previously identified in past environmental site assessments. The samples will be collec...
Principal Investigator:Nash, Tyler J Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this research project is to assess the sediment quality of Baker Creek. This will be achieved by analyzing factors influencing arsenic mobility from sediments to overlying water and assessing the toxicology of the sediments using exposure tests on indicator organisms.
Core samples of Baker Creek sediments will be taken by the researchers using aluminum pipes driven into the gro...
Principal Investigator:Thompson, Amy L Licenced Year(s):2008
This research entails a thorough literature search of all the available literature on loche livers and pathology, and an investigation into the occurrence of abnormal loche livers by field sampling and pathology analysis.
A local fisher will be hired from each community (Inuvik, Aklavik, Tsiigehtchic and Fort McPherson) to collect loche. A Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board (GRRB) biologist an...
Principal Investigator:Wong, Stephen Licenced Year(s):
The research team will examine soils which will be collected by DIAND Contaminants Division staff from Yellowknife. Approximately 20 kg of contaminated soil will be collected from a site close to the Con Mine. As well, approximately 80 kg of uncontaminated soil (for use as a reference soil) will be collected from a site adjacent to the Rae Highway. All soils will be returned to a laboratory at ...
Principal Investigator:Chapman, Peter M. Licenced Year(s):
The Lupin study site is one of seven mine sites being investigated across Canada. Receiving water samples will be collected for chemistry (total and dissolved metals) and toxicity testing. To ensure that a well-defined chemical gradient exists water and sediment will be collected from reference and exposure stations at the study site. Sediment samples will be collected for chemistry (total orga...
Principal Investigator:Gandia, Ruben Licenced Year(s):
Clean and contaminated sediments, effluent and liquid municipal waste, and selected species of amphipods will be collected by government and non-government researchers as other field research is conducted. All collections will be shipped to the Beak laboratory for analyses. Testing will involve a measurement of the contaminants in the sediments as well as measuring the degree of toxicity that th...
Principal Investigator:Kuhnlein, Harriet V Licenced Year(s):
Dr. Kuhnlein and her team will study the foods in the traditional food system of the Dene people of Fort Good Hope/Colville Lake for their composition and patterns of use. Nutritional properties as well as toxicological properties will be assessed. Household and personal food use interviews previously collected will be analyzed using nutrient and toxicology data of food samples from the Dene area....