Network Details

* Sites for this network are not yet included in the Water Data Catalogue

Network Type

Water Quality

Agency

Government of Yukon
Environment Yukon - Environmental Programs Branch
Website: http://www.env.gov.yk.ca/air-water-waste/contaminated_sites_regs.php

Program objectives and description

To monitor groundwater and surface water at contaminated sites in Yukon, as part of the mandate of Environment Yukon’s Environmental Programs Branch (EPB) under the Environment Act’s Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR). The CSR establishes cleanup standards, processes for identifying and investigating contaminated sites, and permits for managing contaminated material. The EPB maintains the Public Registry of Contaminated Sites (PRCS), which summarizes past site investigations, site assessments, test results, Certificates of Compliance that may have been issued, and various other relevant information about the contaminated sites. EPB also maintains a database for sites where hydrocarbon spills, leaking tanks, or other potential sources of contamination have been reported.

Sampling Information

Number of sites: >500

Parameter measured: Water Chemistry, Sediment Chemistry

Data availability: Information contained in the Public Registry of Contaminated Sites can be accessed by contacting the EPB at envprot@gov.yk.ca.

Contact Information

Name: Shannon Jensen

Address: PO Box 2703 (V-8) Whitehorse YT Y1A 2C6

Phone: 1-867-667-8787

Fax: 1-867-393-6205

Email: shannon.jensen@gov.yk.ca