Timeframe on Project: 2017
For NovaGold, Ms. Pingree Buss organized and participated in a risk assessment scoping meeting, constructed a conceptual site model for the site, and developed a work plan for a Screening Level Ecological Risk Assessment (SLERA). Contaminants of potential concern at the former gold mine include arsenic, mercury, methylmercury and petroleum constituents. Ms. Buss worked with the client and regulators to focus the SLERA to evaluate potential impacts to ecological receptors such as fish and birds near the site. Ms. Pingree Buss developed a streamlined SLERA approach to meet both ADEC and USEPA ecological risk assessment guidelines.