Key Projects

Key Projects

Human Health Risk Assessment of Abandoned Mine Sites

MEMS conducted human health risk assessments for a number of abandoned, non-uranium mine sites in northern Saskatchewan.  We were part of a team of consultants working for the province to assess and understand the environmental liabilities of these sites. Even though the sites are in remote areas, there is still human activity in adjacent areas. [...]

Environmental Guideline Development

Millennium EMS Solutions Ltd. (MEMS) is a leader in the development of environmental criteria and guidance.  This involvement in guideline development gives MEMS an exceptional understanding of the basis for and application of guidelines, allowing us to help clients make the best decisions for their properties.  Examples of guideline development work done by MEMS personnel [...]

Risk-Based Decommissioning of a Sulphur Storage Facility

Risk-Based Decommissioning of a Sulphur Storage Facility This project illustrates how multiple Millennium EMS Solutions Ltd. (MEMS) disciplines work in partnership to develop optimum solutions for our clients at complex contaminated sites.  In this case, the site-assessment, contaminant hydrogeology and risk assessment groups worked closely together to dramatically decrease the volumes of soil requiring remediation [...]

Impact of Crematoria Emissions in Thailand

The World Bank provided funding to measure emissions from crematoria in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Comparisons were made to emissions at facilities in other countries.  The emphasis was on emissions of dioxins and furans but SO2, NOx, CO, metals and other chemicals were considered.  Health risks were identified and risk management options were proposed, [...]

Airshed Development Support

MEMS and partners supplied supporting Information for the formation of the Saskatoon-Lloydminster Airshed Association.  The project team created an inventory of emission sources within the airshed boundary and in an upwind area in Alberta, an ambient air-monitoring plan (including a combination of passive and continuous sensors), projected budget and an associated funding formula based on [...]

Refinery Emissions in Montevideo Uruguay

This CIDA-funded project was initiated at the specific request of local residents and regulatory bodies concerned about the possible effects of refinery emissions on the health of people in encroaching settlements.  The project team developed an emissions inventory protocol of criteria contaminants and VOCs for all refinery sources that refinery staff could maintain.  Dispersion modelling [...]

Fort Air Partnership Regional Database and Dispersion Model

Current MEMS staff collected emissions data from each industrial facility and prepared a regional database.  The project developed a modeling approach that included all non-industrial emission sources in the region and the contribution from the City of Edmonton.  CALMET and CALPUFF modeling was completed for coarse and fine receptor grids around each facility.  The work [...]

Coalspur Vista Mine Dust Assessment

Millennium developed a unique approach to estimating the impact of dust emissions from a proposed 5 Mt/year coal mine near Edson Alberta.  Traditional modelling of mine emissions tends to over-estimate concentrations of dust for a number of reasons, including capture of dust by intervening vegetation.  MEMS applied the results of monitoring research programs to its [...]

Dispersion Modelling – Sepiko Kesik In-Situ Oil Sands Project

MEMS has conducted many air quality assessments for steam assisted gravity draining (SAGD) projects in Alberta’s oil sands.  The 60.000 barrel per day OSUM Sepiko Kesik project is one example.  MEMS developed a nested CALMET model to provide higher resolution meteorological variables in immediate vicinity of the project, and broader resolution across the regional assessment [...]

Greenhouse Gas Offset Project Audits

Since 2008, MEMS has been an approved consultant for the provision of GHG verification services for offset projects by the Alberta government.   Our methodology is based on ISO 14063 requirements and we have completed various assignments under the following protocols: Conservation Cropping Aerobic Composting Anaerobic Treatment of Wastewater Projects Acid Gas Injection (Protocol since terminated) MEMS [...]