Government of Alberta Reports
In addition to the RRTAC and AOSERP reports housed elsewhere in this ERA Community, the Government of Alberta, and in particular Alberta Environment, also published reports on oil sands reclamation and environmental management. These reports were prepared by a number of organizational units over the years, including the Land Conservation and Reclamation Council and the Research Management Division. TAKE NOTE: These reports are provided to give context and historical information. As they are old they may contain references to out-of-date legislation and policies. Readers should be cautious when using these materials and always refer to current legislation and policies.
Items in this Collection
- 6Vaartnou, H.
- 5Stewart Weir Stewart Watson & Heinrichs
- 5Wheeler, G. W.
- 4Conservation and Utilization Committee
- 4Land Conservation and Reclamation Council
- 4Mayhood, D. W.
As part of its mandate to enhance access to oil sands information the Oil Sands Research and Information Network (OSRIN) digitized a number of research and policy reports prepared by various government organizations. Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Alberta Agriculture...
A bibliography of the Athabasca oil sands Fort McMurray, Alberta area: Socio-economic and environmental studies. 1980 cumulated updateDownload
This is the fifth cumulated update of' a bibliography originally prepared in early 1974 at the request of Dr. S. B. Smith, who was at that time Chairman of the Research Secretariat, Alberta Department of the Environment, and who is presently Director of the Alberta Oil Sands Environmental...
A bibliography of the Athabasca oil sands Fort McMurray, Alberta area: Socio-economic and environmental studies. 1982 supplementDownload
This 1982 supplement to the 1980 cumulated update of \"A Bibliography of the Athabasca oil Sands, Fort McMurray, Alberta Area: Socio-Economic and Environmental Studies\" contains references to about 900 items. It lists journal articles received up to the end of November 1981 and reports received...
A review of the technology available for the control of atmospheric emissions from oil sands plantsDownload
Dynawest Projects Ltd. has been commissioned by Alberta Environment to provide an overview of the technology available for the control of sulphur and nitrogen oxide emissions from oil sands plants. The study scope is summarized below: 1. Review briefly bitumen extraction and upgrading...
The purpose of this study was to determine the acute and subacute toxicity of bitumen to rainbow trout. The bitumen was collected along the banks of the Athabasca River downstream of Fort McMurray during 1984. Prior to experimentation, the bitumen was fractionated in water at 35°C, using an...
When evaluating this data, lethality (i.e. death of the organism) is the symptom being observed. Acutely lethal refers to a sample killing 50% of a population after 96 hours exposure. 1. The dike filter drainage was found to be acutely toxic to both rainbow trout and brook sticklebacks. The...
The Alberta Oil Sands Community Exposure and Health Effects Assessment Program was developed to ensure that a long-term, systematic approach to data gathering was implemented that would improve our knowledge about the link between the environment and human health. The purpose of the pilot study...
One oil extraction plant (GCOS) has been in operation for several years, the go-ahead has just been given for a second plant (Syncrude), a third (Shell) has an application pending, and the current energy crises may well accelerate the rate at which additional plants go into production during the...
Extraction of bitumen from the Alberta Oil Sands by surface mining will have a major impact on the hydrology of the areas immediately adjacent to each mine, and an impact on any drainage system receiving discharge from the mining or processing areas. Conversely, the hydrology will have a major...
Alberta Environment is in the process of reviewing the scientific and technical basis for refinement of a regulatory approach to the environmental impact of present and future industrial development in the Athabasca oil sands region. The review has encompassed the results of 10 years (1975 to...