Oil and Gas
Oil & Gas Extraction Background Documents
Human Health and the Oil Sands
- Multidisciplinary Review Paper: Gosselin P, Hrudey SE, Naeth MA, Plourde A, Therrien R, Van Der Kraak G, Xu Z. The Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel: Environmental and Health Impacts of Canada’s Oil Sands Industry. The Royal Society of Canada The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada Dec 2010.
- Chen Y et al. Cancer Incidence in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta 1995-2006. Alberta Cancer Board Division of Population Health and Information Surveillance. Feb 2009.
- Armstrong, Bruce. Fort Chipewyan Cancer Study Findings, Independent Peer Reviews.
- Timoney KP and Lee P. A Study of Water and Sediment Quality as Related to Public Health Issues, Fort Chipewyan, Alberta: on behalf of the Nunee Health Board Society, Fort Chipewyan, Alberta.
PEER REVIEWS OF PREVIOUS OIL SANDS MONITORING SYSTEM (RAMP)
- Dillon P et al. Evaluation of Four Reports on Contamination of the Athabasca River System by Oil Sands Operations. Prepared by Water Monitoring Data Review Committee for the Government of Alberta. March 7,
- Dowdeswell L et al. A Foundation for the Future: Building an Environmental Monitoring System for the Oil Sands. A Report Submitted to the (Federal) Ministry of the environment. December 2010
- Main C et al. 2010 Regional Aquatics Monitoring Program (RAMP) Scientific Review. Integrated Water Management Program, Alberta Innovates-Technology Futures. January 6, 2011.
Current Monitoring Program: Joint Canada-Alberta Oil Sands Monitoring Program (JOSM)
PEER-REVIEWED STUDIES (NOT EXHAUSTIVE)
- Bayne EM, Van Wigenburg SL, Boutin S, Hobson KA. Modeling and field-testing of Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus) responses to boreal forest dissection by energy sector development at multiple spatial scales. Landscape Ecology (2005) 20:203-216.
- Charpentier AD, Bergerson JA, MacLean HL. Understanding the Canadian oil sands industry’s greenhouse gas emissions. Environ. Res. Lett. 2009, 4, 014005 (11p).
- Colavecchia MV, Hodson PV, Parrott JL. CYP1A Induction and Blue Sac Disease in Early Life Stages of White Suckers (Catostamus cmmersoni) Exposed to Oil Sands. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues, 69:10,967-994.
- Dyer SJ, O’Neil JP, Wasel SM, Boutin S. Avoidance of Industrial Development by Woodland Caribou. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 2001, Vol 65 (3), pp. 531-542.
- Giesy JP, Anderson JC, Wiseman SB. Alberta oil sands development. PNAS, Vol 107(3)951-952.
- Hall R, Wolfe BB, Wiklund JA, Edwards TWD, Farwell AJ, Dixon DG. Has Alberta Oil Sands Development Altered Delivery of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds to the Peace-Athabasca Delta? PLOS ONE Sept 2012 Vol 7; Issue 9:e46089.
- He Y, Patterson S, Wang N, Hecker M, Martin JW, El-Din MG, Giesy JP, Wiseman SB. Toxicity of untreated and ozone-treated oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) to early life stages of the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Water Res Sept 13, 2012.
- Jordaan SM, Land and Water Impacts of Oil Sands Production in Alberta. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2012, 46, 3611-3617.
- Jordaan SM, Keith DW, Stelfox B. Quantifying land use of oil sands production: a life cycle perspective. Environ. Res. Lett. 2009 (4) 024004 (15pp).
- Kelly EN, Short JW, Schindler D, Hodson PV, Ma M, Kwan AK, Fortin BL. Oil sands development contributes polycyclic aromatic compounds to the Athabasca River and its tributaries. PNAS 2009;106(52):22346-22351.
- Kelly EN, Schindler DW, Hodson PV, Short JW, Radmanovich R, Nielsen CC. Oil sands development contributes elements toxic at low concentrations to the Athabasca River and its tributaries. PNAS 2010;107(37):16178-16183.
- Kurek J, Kirk JL, Muir DCG, Wang X, Evans MS, Smol JP. Legacy of a half century of Athabasca oil sands development recorded by lake ecosystems. PNAS Jan 2013, vol110: 5, 1761-1766.
- Machtans CS. Songbird response to seismic lines in the western boreal forest: a manipulative experiment. Can. J. Zool. 2006 84: 1421-1430.
- Nielsen SE, Bayne EM, Schieck J, Herbers J, Boutin S. A new method to estimate species and biodiversity intactness using empirically derived reference conditions. Biological Conservation. 137 (2007) 403-414.
- Rooney CR, Bayley SE, and Schindler DW. Oil sands mining and reclamation cause massive loss of peatland and stored carbon. PNAS, 2012, 109:13,4933-37.
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