Environmental Data Management System (EDMS) for Site Remediation: CLEANS and AUCM case studies


NA Elizaveta Petelina (Remediation Specialist - Saskatchewan Research Council), NA Anton Sizo (GIS Specialist - Saskatchewan Research Council)

EDMS was designed and developed as geoinformational tool for site remediation planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. EDMS consists of seven main components: Geodatabase that contains a spatial database to store and query spatially distributed data; GIS and Web GIS component that combines desktop and server-based GIS solutions; Field Data Collection component that contains tools for field work; QA/QC component that combines operational procedures for QA and measures for QC; Data Import and Export component that includes tools and templates for data transformation; Lab Data component that provides connection between EDMS and laboratory information management systems; and Reporting component that includes server-based, real-time generated reports. The EDMS has been successfully implemented within the Project CLEANS (Clean-up of Abandoned Northern Mines), with the initial focus on of decommissioning, rehabilitation, and cleanup of 37 abandoned uranium mine and mill sites in northern Saskatchewan. The Geodatabase component was designed and developed for the Abandoned Underground Coal Mines (AUCM) Project. The AUCM geodatabase purposed to store past, current, and future data of mine sites at the South of Saskatchewan; related field work, remediation activity, and support mine site risk assessment. The project was performed under the umbrella of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment.