Podcast Series – March 2014 Edition
Posted on: March 10, 2014

MARCH EDITION
Monday, March 10th 2014

Jamie Saunders, North Harbour Clean-Up Representative speaks to Jim Bailey, RAP Coordinator about the proposed clean-up plans for the Thunder Bay North Harbour site.
Jamie Saunders of EcoSuperior speaks to Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan Coordinator Jim Bailey of Lakehead University about potential options for cleanup of contamination in the northeast portion of Thunder Bay Harbour.

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 of Thunder Bay Harbour. The interview deals with questions like how this harbour site became contaminated in the first place, who is working to bring about cleanup, how serious is the contamination and what are the next steps in resolving this issue.

To listen to the interview, please click the above photo!

Related: How should mercury contamination in the northeast portion of Thunder Bay Harbour be cleaned up? This will be 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 takes place in Room 1022 of the Ryan Building at Lakehead University. Evening parking at Lakehead University is free of charge and all PAC meetings are open to the public and free of charge. The focus of the meeting will be a presentation and input about options for dealing with contaminated sediment in Thunder Bay Harbour.

A complete overview about Thunder Bay North Harbour contamination can be accessed here.

See photos from the Thunder Bay North Harbour site below.

A group of technicians complete field sampling in the Thunder Bay North Harbour site (Courtesy of Jamie Saunders)
A group of technicians complete field sampling at the Thunder Bay North Harbour site (photo courtesy of Jamie Saunders, EcoSuperior).

 

Example of pulpy fibrous material which contaminates Thunder Bay North Harbour (Courtesy of Jamie Saunders).
A thick layer of pulpy fibrous material like this sample above is suspended in the water at the Thunder Bay North Harbour site (photo courtesy of Jamie Saunders, EcoSuperior).

 

A former paper mill located in the Thunder Bay North Harbour site (Courtesy of Jamie Saunders)
A former paper mill on the shorline near the Thunder Bay North Harbour site. The contaminated site is in the water near the mouth of the Current River and the shipyards and just offshore from this former mill (photo courtesy of Jamie Saunders, EcoSuperior).
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