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Questions and Answers - Arsenic Monitoring in the Yellowknife Area

Publication date: 
July 2017
Resource Category: 
Air quality, Contaminants and recycling, Monitoring, Research and data, Water
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Fact Sheets
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File
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Fact sheet about legacy arsenic monitoring in the Yellowknife area.

Publication date: 
May 2017
Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling, Monitoring, Research and data, Water
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Fact Sheets
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File
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April 2016
Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling
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Fact Sheets
Type of resource: 
File
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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 and recycling
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
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File
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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) requires that movement documents (6 part manifest) accompany shipments of hazardous waste as described in the Guideline for the General Management of Hazardous Waste in the NWT.
In 2014, two amendments concerning consignor certification statement and UN Number were made to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Canada) (TGDR) that affects the existing version of the hazardous waste movement document (6 copy manifest) used by generators, carriers and receivers of hazardous waste.
Movement documents have been updated and distributed to reflect the amendment to the consignor certification statement that must be used. However, the changes to the order of UN number are not complete and new movement documents are not currently available.

Publication date: 
July 2015
Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling, Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
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File
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English: 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 and recycling
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
Type of resource: 
File
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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 and recycling
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Fact Sheets
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File
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organochlorine pesticides fact sheet

Publication date: 
March 2010
Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling, Water
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
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File
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Tips for homeowners to properly maintain heating fuel tanks.

Publication date: 
June 2009
Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling
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Fact Sheets
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File
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Poster highlighting the proper way to prepare beverage containers for recycling.

Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling
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Fact Sheets
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File
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Current Fees for electronic waste in Canadian programs.

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Contaminants and recycling
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
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File

Mercury Fact Sheet (pdf/144.24 KB)

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Fact sheet on mercury as a common water quality monitoring parameter.

Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
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File

Mercury Fact Sheet (pdf/144.24 KB)

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List of refundable desposits and non-refundable handling fees for beverage containers in the NWT.

Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
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File
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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)

Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling, Fire, Water
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Fact Sheets
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File
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The NWT Environmental Research Bulletins (NERB) are 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.

Impacts of Linear Development on Fish
Linear developments such as roads, pipelines and seismic lines usually cross
water bodies. This can have an impact on fish and fish habitat. Impacts can
include the blocking of migration routes that prevents fish from feeding,
spawning and accessing over-wintering areas, or contamination from leaks
and spills that poison fish or the food fish eat.

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Contaminants and recycling, Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
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File
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healthy fish healthy ecosystems

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Contaminants and recycling, Water, Wildlife and nature
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Fact Sheets
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File
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Plain language summary of how the Beverage Container Program Works

Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
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File

Trace Metals - Fact Sheets (pdf/312.51 KB)

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Fact sheet about trace metals

Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
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File

Trace Metals - Fact Sheets (pdf/312.51 KB)

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oxidation reduction potential

Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling, Water
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
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File
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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 and recycling, Research and data, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
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