Combined Phase I/II ESAs for Five Sites

Regions: Sahtu Settlement Area, North Slave Region, South Slave Region

Tags: physical sciences, contaminants, environmental assessment, environmental impact, hazardous materials

Principal Investigator: Zawacky, Summer R (2)
Licence Number: 14790
Organization: Columbia Environmental Consulting Ltd.
Licensed Year(s): 2010
Issued: Aug 11, 2010
Project Team: Cole Bertsch (Site Assessor, Columbia Environmental), Summer Zawacky (Site Assessor, Columbia Environmental), Carmen Marshall (Site Assessor, Columbia Environmental)

Objective(s): To complete detailed site investigations to determine environmental and physical conditions at five sites.

Project Description: The objective of this study is to complete detailed site investigations at each location (5 in total) to determine environmental and physical conditions. This will include the identification and quantification of environmental impacts in soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater, and the identification of any hazardous or non-hazardous materials left on site.

Columbia personnel will follow all prescribed INAC methodologies, Health and Safety requirements, and sampling protocols. The following activities will take place at the sites: Soil Sampling, Sediment Sampling, Surface Water Sampling, Groundwater Sampling, Rock Sampling, and Building Material Sampling. Sample amounts are ~250mL. All samples will be collected with shovels, hand augers, and battery powered pumps in laboratory supplied jars, plastic bottles, and bags. Each Site will be visited for 1 or 2 consecutive days, with the sampling for each site completed during the Site visits.

The information collected will be helpful for planning any future investigations and/or clean up at these sites, which will be beneficial by removing potentially harmful waste from the environment. There are opportunities for stakeholder meetings and input, and to voice cultural concerns (such as archeologically sensitive areas) regarding the findings of the assessment.

The results will be compiled in a comprehensive report and presented to INAC, to be made available to the public on request.

The fieldwork for this study will be conducted from August 10, 2010 to September 30, 2010.