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The Scientific Enquiry Committee was appointed by the Hon. D.J. Russell, Minister of the Environment, to investigate factors associated with the discharge of effluents from the Great Canadian Oil Sands (GCOS) tailings pond dyke to the Athabasca River. The terms of reference of the Enquiry were to...
Abstract: The Highvale mine, west of Edmonton, Alta., is a strip-mining operation with Upper Cretaceous soft sandstone and mudstone overlying the coal deposit. Highwalls cut in the soft rock experienced numerous failures from 1983 to 1985 that disrupted stripping and mining operations and posed a...
Simulations of fully coupled lake‐groundwater exchange in a subhumid climate with an integrated hydrologic modelDownload
 A fully coupled, integrated surface water/groundwater model was used to study hydrologic controls on lake-groundwater interaction in the subhumid, Boreal Plains of northern Alberta, Canada. Findings from a previous water budget study indicate that lakes on the outwash landscape capture...
The Geochemical Evolution of Oil Sands Tailings Pond Seepage, Resulting from Diffusive Ingress Through Underlying Glacial Till SedimentsDownload
Oil sands tailings are comprised of sands, silts, clays, and process-affected water (OSPW). The latter includes high concentrations of dissolved ions, as well as organic contaminants, making the water toxic to aquatic organisms. In Northern Alberta, tailings ponds are being constructed on...