Resources

Description: 

L’arsenic est naturellement présent dans le sol et dans l’eau. De plus, il entre dans la fabrication de divers produits, par exemple le verre, le papier, les textiles et les pesticides. Les activités industrielles, telles que l’exploitation minière, entraînent également le rejet d’arsenic dans l’environnement. Cette brochure vous donnera de l'information sur l'arsenic dans la région de Yellowknife.

Publication date: 
June 2021
Resource Category: 
Contaminants, Monitoring, Research and data
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Arsenic occurs naturally in the Earth’s soil and water. Arsenic is also used to make products such as glass, paper, textiles, pesticides, and is also released into the environment through industrial activities, such as mining. This brochure will give you information on the legacy arsenic around Yellowknife.

Publication date: 
June 2021
Resource Category: 
Contaminants, Monitoring, Research and data
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Help us collect fish samples! The Government of the Northwest Territories, in partnership with the Government of Canada, is studying the extent of contamination in the environment from former mining operations around Yellowknife. 

Aidez-nous à recueillir des échantillons de poissons! Le gouvernement des Territoires du Nord-Ouest, en collaboration avec le gouvernement du Canada, réalise des études pour déterminer l’étendue de la contamination laissée par les activités minières à proximité de Yellowknife.

 

Publication date: 
June 2018
Resource Category: 
Contaminants, Hunting, trapping and harvesting, Research and data, Water
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Questions and Answers - Arsenic Monitoring in the Yellowknife Area

Publication date: 
July 2017
Resource Category: 
Air quality, Contaminants, Monitoring, Research and data, Water
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Fact sheet about legacy arsenic monitoring in the Yellowknife area.

Publication date: 
May 2017
Resource Category: 
Contaminants, Monitoring, Research and data, Water
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File
Publication date: 
April 2016
Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Frequently Asked Questions about the October 31, 2013 structural failure of the Green Pit Tailings pond at the Obed Mountain coal mine, which resulted in 670,000 cubic metres of mine wastewater and solids being discharged into Apetowun Creek and Plante Creek. Spilled minewater flowed from the creeks into the Athabasca River downstream of Hinton, Alberta.

Publication date: 
March 2016
Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Giant Mine Environmental Agreement French: Entente en matière d'environnement relatif au project d'assainissement du site de la mine Giant

Publication date: 
June 2015
Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Entente en matière d'environnement relatif au project d'assainissement du site de la mine Giant.

Publication date: 
June 2015
Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Climate Change Information Sheets - Hazardous Waste Inventory and Risk Assessment
Aussi disponible en Francais avec le titre: Inventaire des déchets dangereux et évaluation des risques

Publication date: 
March 2015
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

organochlorine pesticides fact sheet

Publication date: 
March 2010
Resource Category: 
Contaminants, Water
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Tips for homeowners to properly maintain heating fuel tanks.

Publication date: 
June 2009
Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File

Trace Metals - Fact Sheets (pdf/312.51 KB)

Description: 

Fact sheet about trace metals

Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File

Trace Metals - Fact Sheets (pdf/312.51 KB)

Description: 

oxidation reduction potential

Resource Category: 
Contaminants, Water
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

NERB Volume 2 Issue 9: Caribou, Mining Operations and the Zone of Influence
NWT Environmental Research Bulletin - A series of brief plain language summaries of various environmental research findings in the Northwest Territories. If you’re conducting environmental research in the NWT, consider sharing your information with northern residents in a bulletin. These research summaries are also of use to northern resource decision-makers.

Resource Category: 
Wildlife and nature, Contaminants, Research and data, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Advice for students who want to start a recycling program at their schools.

Resource Category: 
Contaminants, Education and outreach
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Common household hazards wastes that can be flammable, corrosive, explosive or toxic and harmful to you and the evironment if not handled properly.

Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Plain language summary of how the Beverage Container Program Works

Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Poster highlighting the proper way to prepare beverage containers for recycling.

Resource Category: 
Contaminants
Resource Type: 
Informational materials
Type of resource: 
File

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