Atmospheric Environment: Air quality, noise, odour
Geology and Groundwater Environment: Groundwater quality and flow; soil quality
Aquatic Environment: Water quality, fish, and fish habitat
Terrestrial Environment: Plant and wildlife, habitat
Human Health: Public and workers
Monitoring allows the project to ensure measures to minimize effects from construction and clean-up activities are effective. It provides assurance that human health and the environment are being protected, as the environmental assessment predicted, and reveals if further actions are needed to reduce project effects.
A separate program has been developed to manage and monitor effects of the project on the socio-economic environment including transportation, real estate and people’s use and enjoyment of property.
Adaptive management is an approach for responding to the actual monitoring data being received. If, for instance, during construction, monitoring indicates an environmental protection measure – such as dust reduction at the long-term waste management facility – is not working as expected, adaptive management ensures the project will make the changes needed to improve its dust control practices and adjust its monitoring as necessary.