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Communication and engagement is an important and valued part of the Giant Mine Remediation Project, and so we continually look for new ways to meet the public. For this reason, members of the Project team will once again be at the Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce's Annual Spring Trade Show.
We invite you to stop by our booth to learn more about the care and maintenance work that we undertake, the upcoming health studies and the preparation and planning for the remediation work. We also welcome you to share your concerns and to find out the different ways you can stay up-to-date on the status of the site.
Where: The Multiplex
When: May 13, 2017, 10 am to 5 pm
May 14, 2017, 10 am to 4 pm
We hope to see you there!
Thank you to everyone who came out to give feedback on the Health Effects Monitoring Program. Dr. Chan is developing the Program to help the Remediation Project team ensure future remediation work does not negatively impact community members in Yellowknife, Dettah, and Ndilo.
Didn't get a chance to come out to learn more about how Dr. Chan is proposing to measure baseline levels of arsenic and other contaminants in participants of the study? Dr. Chan and his team have set up a website with information and resources. Visit www.ykhemp.ca to learn more.
The Giant Mine Remediation Project team regularly monitors the air quality at site and in the community to ensure the protection of people and the environment. If an on-site air monitor detects an unusual spike in airborne dust levels, site personnel take action, such as watering to suppress dust at site or stopping the work. These actions help to prevent dust from reaching nearby communities. The monitoring program also monitors air quality off site. Three community stations are located at the Yellowknife Sailing Club, in Ndilo, and a newly-located station in the Niven area of Yellowknife.
We would invite you to come learn more about air quality monitoring for the project and check out the new station at an open house in June. We're waiting on the weather to set a date, so watch www.giant.gc.ca for updates, or follow us on Twitter at @GiantMine.
Real-time data and weekly reports are available on the NWT Air Quality Monitoring Network.