GPro Talks - Seeing the Forest for the Trees
Studying Fate and Effects of Controlled Releases of Weathered Oil Products on Freshwater Ecosystems
H. P. Lovecraft said, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” Nowhere is this more evident than the recent opposition and failure of major pipeline projects in North America, where a lack of information on the effects of release of oil products on the environment has created significant public and political unease.
The Freshwater Oiling Research Study or Project Forest addresses this critical data gap by examining the efficacy of spill clean-up, and the fate and behavior of residual oil in freshwater environments. With industry support and collaboration with university researchers, Stantec Consulting Ltd. and the International Institute of Sustainable Development – Experimental Lakes Area are leading a significant study to provide industry, regulators and the public with the sound relevant science they need about fate and behaviour of oil products in the environment after a release.
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