Results Letters Coming in Fall 2018!

Keep an eye out on the results letters to be sent to 2017 (2nd letter) and 2018 participants later this Fall, by mail or email.

NOTICE!

If you are a 2017 participant and you did not receive your results letter in June 2018 please let us know and we will resend it to you.

Also, if there are any changes to your Contact Information, please let us know: send an email to ykhemp@uottawa.ca or call 867-445-1574.

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The information collected from Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 will form the baseline data for Yellowknife, Ndilo and Dettah, NT. Thank you to all participants, your involvement is greatly appreciated!

The program will return in 2022/2023 to do a follow-up with children, and then in 2027/28 to do a follow-up with both children and adults who are still residents.

This will help the project team ensure that the exposure measured in 2017-2018 is not increasing because of the remediation work at Giant Mine.

Contact Us details
Elizabeth Liske
Community Project Coordinator
Work: (867) 873-8951 ext. 1011
Cell: (867) 445-4552
Email: elizabethl@ykdene.com

Renata Rosol
Project Manager
University of Ottawa
Phone: (613) 325-9080
Email: ykhemp@uottawa.ca
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About the Giant Mine Remediation Project

The Giant Mine is located within the boundaries of the City of Yellowknife, where it operated from 1948 to 2004. The site reverted to the Crown when owner Royal Oaks Mine went into receivership in 1999.

At present, the mine is considered one of the most contaminated sites in Canada. To address concerns about arsenic and other contamination, the Giant Mine Remediation Project was established. The main objectives of the Giant Mine Remediation project are to minimize public and worker health and safety risks; minimize the release of contaminants from the site to the surrounding environment; remediate the site in a manner that instills public confidence; and, implement an approach that is cost- effective and robust over the long term.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories are the co-proponents of the Giant Mine Remediation Project.

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