Saturday, November 16th, 2013
Most recently reported location: The front of the sediment path was observed today upstream of Pelican Rapids.
We continue to track the sediment path by helicopter, and are taking samples in advance of, in the middle of, and behind it. The data will help us to monitor changes in the sediment path and in local water quality.
Testing and analysis
We are conducting daily sampling at 7 locations between the site and the Athabasca River, including both upstream and downstream locations.
We have initiated remediation planning work for the zone in the upper Apetowun Creek area. This work will begin once the creek is frozen to ensure remediation equipment does not damage the river banks and benthic environment.
Researcher collecting soil samples