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North Harbour Contamination Centre Stage October 18th

Video clip above: Probing into Thunder Bay’s North Harbour during efforts to better characterize this contaminated area. (1’05” clip) Go Directly to the Meeting Agenda. Go Directly to Questions About North Harbour Contamination Posed on June 7th (scroll down in the notes) Go Directly to Answers to Questions Posed on June 7th About North Harbour Contamination […]

North Harbour Tour Brings Fresh Perspectives

On August 2nd, a diverse group of academics and researchers from Lakehead University toured a contaminated area of Thunder Bay harbour commonly referred to as the “North Harbour” area. North Harbour is located near the mouth of the Current River and the former shipyards, adjacent to a paper mill which has been torn down. The […]

North Harbour Contamination Topic of June 7 PAC Meeting

The Public Advisory Committee for the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan will be holding a meeting on June 7, 2017 at Lakehead University. Remedial Action Plans deal with environmental impairments in Areas of Concern on the Great Lakes. This includes chemical, physical, and biological degradation resulting in pollution and impacts to habitat. The June 7th […]

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 […]

CBC Radio Report: Thunder Bay Harbour Contamination

A recent CBC Radio article by Matt Prokopchuk delves into who is responsible for cleanup of a contaminated site in Thunder Bay Harbour. The article provides an overview of the “400,000 cubic metres of mercury-contaminated pulp fibre” in the harbour, then provides the views of Environment and Climate Change Canada, Transport Canada, the Thunder Bay […]