Power Generation / Transmission
Brandon Thermal Generating Station - Environmental Impact Assessment
In association with SENES Consultants Ltd. Toronto, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the upgrading and life extension of the Brandon Thermal Generating Station was conducted for Manitoba Hydro. Work on this project involved the preparation of a detailed environmental description and assessments of chemical impacts on groundwater, and impacts of thermal and chemical discharges on aquatic biota of the Assiniboine River.
Chemical and thermal mixing zones were modelled, and toxicity of ash lagoon and station drain effluent at end-of-pipe were determined. New operational protocols and mitigative measures to reduce impacts to aquatic biota were recommended. Long-term monitoring studies were established to assess chemical impacts on fish and fish habitat of the Assiniboine River.
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