Risk Communication Research & Thunder Bay Harbour Mercury
Posted on: March 14, 2017

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 mercury-contaminated sediment and pulp-like material lie within the northern portion of Thunder Bay Harbour. Dealing with this contaminated sediment will require a complex solution that includes a multitude of voices.

Under the direction of Dr. Rob Stewart, Department of Geography and the Environment, Samuel will be getting a better understanding of how risks associated with this contaminated site are currently perceived. Samuel will also developing a set of recommendations to better enhance public understanding of this risk.

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