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North Harbour

The photos speak for themselves: Thunder Bay’s North Harbour faces a serious issue. Take a look at the summary, documents, and timeline related to mercury contamination below. Overview of Issue: In 1985, the International Joint Commission identified forty-three different Areas of Concern (AOCs) across the Great Lakes where the environmental quality had deteriorated to the […]

North Harbour Options Report Available

Approximately 300,000-350,000 cubic metres (a lot) of mercury contaminated, enriched organic sediment is presently sitting on the bottom of Lake Superior within the breakwall in the northernmost section of the Thunder Bay Harbour. The Thunder Bay North Harbour Project Steering Committee is happy to announce that the Sediment Management Options Evaluation – FINAL REPORT is […]

Chief Morriseau Concerned Over Potential Relocation of North Harbour Sediments to Mission Bay CDF

In a recent article, Chief Georjaan Morriseau of the Fort William First Nation expressed concern over the potential relocation of mercury-contaminated sediment in the Thunder Bay North Harbour to the Mission Bay confined disposal facility. This concern comes after Cole Engineering recently released their Sediment Management Options Report which is available here. In the report, […]

North Harbour Contamination – How to Clean up?

How should mercury contamination in the northeast portion of Thunder Bay Harbour be cleaned up? This was the only item on the agenda at the 7 p.m., March 19th meeting of the Public Advisory Committee (PAC) to the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan (RAP), or harbour cleanup plan. The meeting took place at Lakehead University […]

Podcast Series – March Edition – Jamie Saunders – North Harbour Clean-up

Monday, March 10th 2014 MARCH EDITION   For the March, 2014 edition of InfoSuperior’s podcast, or audio interview series, Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan Coordinator Jim Bailey speaks with Jamie Saunders of EcoSuperior, a representative of the North Harbour Steering Committee. This committee is  exploring methods for dealing with mercury contamination in the northeast portion […]

Risk Communication Research & Thunder Bay Harbour Mercury

Communicating risk: Lakehead University masters student Samuel Pegg outlines research associated with mercury contamination in Thunder Bay Harbour (3′). Lakehead University graduate student Samuel Pegg (Masters of Northern Environments and Cultures) will be researching how various risks are currently understood and communicated in the Thunder Bay Area of Concern. Four hundred thousand cubic meters of […]

Thunder Bay Harbour “Way Back”

CBC radio in Thunder Bay recently aired an audio recording about cleanup of a toxic creosote blob in Thunder Bay Harbour. The cleanup took place in the nineties and is part of CBC Thunder Bay’s “Wayback” series, centering on historical events in Northwestern Ontario. The 7′ clip provides an overview of the cleanup through an […]

Thunder Bay Learns From Hamilton Harbour Cleanup

The largest environmental cleanup ever undertaken on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes was the topic of a presentation by Chris McLaughlin to the Public Advisory Committee of the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan on November 30th at Lakehead University. Dr. McLauglin is the Executive Director of the Hamilton Harbour Bay Area Restoration Council. […]