North Harbour Contamination Centre Stage October 18th
Posted on: October 1, 2017

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


The Public Advisory Committee (PAC) to the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan will be holding a meeting at 7 p.m. on October 18th in in the ATAC building, Room 3004 at Lakehead University. Remedial Action Plans, or harbour cleanup plans, deal with environmental impairments in Areas of Concern on the Great Lakes. Concerns include chemical, physical, and biological degradation resulting in pollution and impacts to habitat. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting. There is no charge.

The October 18th meeting will focus on contamination in the “North Harbour” area of Thunder Bay Harbour near the mouth of the Current River. The agenda includes the following items:

  • answers to questions posed by the PAC at their June 7th meeting
  • determination of PAC next steps re North Harbour.
  • status of environmental impairments in the Thunder Bay Area of Concern.

The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Advanced Technology and Academic Centre (ATAC) building room 3004 (located in the NW corner of 3rd floor).  Free evening parking at Lakehead University is available right beside the ATAC building.

A  map showing the meeting location and also minutes of the previous PAC meeting are accessible via the links bel0w:

Pulpy material.
A sample of pulpy material taken from Thunder Bay’s North Harbour area. Some 400,000 cubic meters of this material lie in harbour waters off the mouth of the Current River.
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