Communicating Danger : A Community Primer on Communicating the Arsenic Hazards at Yellowknife’s Giant Mine to Future Generations

Sandlos, John and Keeling, Arn and O’Reilly, Kevin (2014) Communicating Danger : A Community Primer on Communicating the Arsenic Hazards at Yellowknife’s Giant Mine to Future Generations. Project Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The Giant Mine Remediation Plan proposes to freeze 237,000 tons of toxic arsenic trioxide dust where it is currently stored underground. It is likely that water pumping, monitoring, and maintenance at the site will be necessary for a very long time to prevent the arsenic from seeping into the local environment. The recent environmental assessment of the project requires ongoing research into a permanent solution to the arsenic problem at Giant Mine within a 100 year time frame. Despite this, a century is a very long time (people have forgotten about toxic sites over shorter periods), and there is no guarantee that technology can be developed to safely remove all arsenic from the site.

Item Type: Report (Project Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8113
Item ID: 8113
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Geography
Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > History
Date: September 2014
Date Type: Publication
Geographic Location: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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