environmental

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.
March 19, 2019
Water testing is a hugely complex process involving multiple types of complex scientific instruments that require a significant technical understanding to operate. These complexities sometimes give rise to uncertainty in water test results, and this is where it's important that testing is done through an accredited lab. Learn why.
March 05, 2019
There’s no rule that you must be born with math and science skills to pursue a career in engineering; it’s all about persistence, and a deep desire for learning new things and discovering how they work. We had a chat with a few of our engineers and geoscientists at SRC to learn more about what drew them to their careers. Find out what it's like to live a life of science.
September 26, 2018
Soil scientists have proposed a new type of soil based on the wide-spread effects of human activity: Anthroposols. We task this novel soil to mimic and support our ecosystems, but we're not sure how to measure its performance over time. One scientist is studying possible measures to see how well Anthroposols can supply nutrients to Canada's boreal forest.
August 02, 2018
Throughout the 1970s, SRC investigated pesticide spray drift, which happens when pesticides drift beyond the targeted crop area (including runoff from plants and soils) by accident. Learn about the field trials and the results of the study.
May 22, 2018
Remediating a contaminated site may have positive and negative impacts on biodiversity. Learn how a sustainable approach to remediation involves planning and implementing environmental protection throughout the entire remediation process.
November 22, 2017
What you can see on the surface of an abandoned mine site doesn’t always tell the full story of the mining activities that took place. In fact, the surface is a very small part of the whole remediation process. Find out how 3-D models of underground workings helps us get a better idea of risks below ground.
October 11, 2017
Archeologists are uncovering hundreds of artifacts in Saskatchewan every year. When there's a risk of development impacting heritage resources, a screening process determines whether or not an impact assessment is required. Find out how a projectile point was discovered at an abandoned mine site.