GNWT to present arsenic risk assessment results

CKLB will be carrying the presentation live and streaming on our Facebook page on Thursday evening.


Entrance to Giant Mine site. (File photo/CKLB)

The territorial government will be presenting the results of the Legacy Arsenic Health and Human Risk Assessment on Thursday, June 17.

The project examined the risk of arsenic exposure in areas surrounding the sites of Giant and Con mine, outside of the immediate remediation zone.

The research focused on traditional land use areas, including lakes, within a 25-kilometre radius.

“A virtual public information session will share the results and what they mean for people wanting to enjoy the  land and water, including fishing, foraging and hunting,” reads a government notice.

Researchers will be taking questions following a presentation.

CKLB will be carrying the presentation live and streaming to our Facebook page, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Interested residents can participate via Zoom or phone with the information below:

To join online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82399845959

To participate by telephone:

  • +1 778 907 2071 OR  +1 647 558 0588
  • Webinar ID: 823 9984 5959

About the Author

Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com