Atmospheric transport of organic contaminants

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, North Slave Region, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: contaminants, air quality, atmospheric sciences, precipitation, organic contaminants, PCBs

Principal Investigator: Waite, Don (1)
Licence Number: 12402
Organization: Environment Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Licensed Year(s): 1993
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: to be determined

Objective(s): To measure atmospheric concentrations and deposition rates of a selected group of organic contaminants such as insecticides, herbicides and PCB's at five Canadian sites.

Project Description: In this study, we will collect air, dust and rain samples on a weekly basis at five Canadian locations during the months of June and July, 1993. Three locations are in the NWT while two locations are in Saskatchewan. The samples will be analyzed in Regina and Edmonton for the presence of certain insecticides, herbicides and PCB's that are known to be transported in the atmosphere.