environmental

August 24, 2021
Jeff Zimmer manages SRC Environmental Analytical Laboratories and has been with SRC for 36 years. The lab analyzes a variety of air, water and soil samples from all over the country. Learn more about the lab’s evolution and why Jeff built his decades-long career at SRC. Read on.
August 17, 2021
Recent concerns over the potential for lead in drinking water have been raised in various municipalities throughout Canada and work must be done to ensure that all residents have access to safe, clean drinking water. Learn more about testing your water for lead.
June 22, 2021
SRC hosted a panel event with four industry experts for a discussion about the progression of historic mining practices—the legacy issues we face today and what we may face tomorrow, and what sustainability really means. Read part two of the discussion.
June 01, 2021
The way we extract and process resources is constantly changing. The practices and technologies (and legacies) in place today reflect past industry standards. What are the potential legacies of the future? How can we avoid them? Four industry experts weigh in.
April 22, 2021
We’re marking Earth Day in Saskatchewan with a list of great activities and interesting facts. The diverse landscapes across our province create unique ecosystems, filled with colourful flora and fauna—read on to learn how you can help and enjoy the natural wonder of the place we call home.
November 02, 2020
Over the years, many jurisdictions have implemented requirements for industry and municipalities to conduct routine toxicity testing on their various whole effluents. Recognizing an opportunity to better support municipalities and industry, SRC created an Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory to help with testing.
April 22, 2020
Protecting our planet and its resources – from people to plants to water – and finding sustainable solutions requires creativity, innovation and courage. Here are four projects and initiatives our research and technology experts are working on to help industry, governments and communities make positive environmental impacts. Read more.
October 08, 2019
Ian Wilson leads a team of scientists, engineers and project managers who are remediating 37 abandoned uranium mine sites scattered across remote areas of northern Saskatchewan. Learn what makes this project and the remediation team unique.
August 08, 2019
When many of uranium mines in northern Saskatchewan were abandoned in the 1950s and 60s, openings to mine workings were left without proper closures and pose a risk to public safety. SRC has been working with local contractors and consulting engineers to build proper mine closures. There are several methods available, depending on the type of opening and the site conditions.
July 09, 2019
It’s important for the health of our ecosystems that industry and municipalities monitor and measure the impact their activities have on aquatic environments. Extensive research in the field of aquatic toxicology has helped pave the way for standardized testing to ensure industry and municipalities are operating safely and responsibly.