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to the concern within our area our Association is now moving to
fundraise for our own independent air testing and
more extensive soil testing. Residents are concerned there may be
ongoing contamination, and want to know what is in the air that
we breathe and the soil beneath our feet. This can be a very expensive
undertaking, our association needs as much community support and
involvement as possible. All funds that are raised will be directed
to the University of Manitoba’s Institute for Natural Resources,
for further independent research by scientists.
hope to raise $40,000, if we exceed this amount it will present
opportunities for additional testing.
online can be made to (charitable receipt is available with this
•Donations by cheque can be mailed to (no charitable
receipt is available for this option);
South St. Boniface Residents Association
c/o Archwood Community Centre Inc.
P.O. Box 48061, Lakewood Postal Outlet,
35 Lakewood Blvd. Wpg.,MB R2J 4A3
you would like to make a small cash donation(no charitable receipt
is available for this option);
contact our association firstname.lastname@example.org
if 4,000 people donate as little as $10, we will meet our minimum
in the air? That’s a question that residents living around
the Mission Industrial area are asking themselves daily. With the
recent findings from preliminary soil testing that found elevated
levels of lead, there are still more questions than answers.
The 2016 ambient air testing carried out by government agencies
in the Mission Industrial area showed an elevated amount of Total
Suspended Particles airborne. But there was no testing for the PM10
and PM2.5, which are of particular concern to human health. Dr.
Shirley Thompson says the province should have placed the air-quality
sampling equipment closer to industrial businesses and should have
focused on the small airborne particles. The report was also reviewed
by expert Brian W. Zelt, Ph.D., P.Eng. Zelt PSI, who concluded that
the testing was poorly carried out, and failed to identify the sources.
Our Association has also recently reached out to a group in Houston
who are now in the 3rd year of a 5 year study. Don Richner, an air
quality expert at the city’s Health Department stated “Background
levels are seldom significant when measuring a plant’s emission
at the fence line, but you do have to prove it either using simultaneous
sample collection upwind and downwind or by monitoring the facility
from different wind directions. The first method is best.”
Shirley Thompson and Dr. Francis Zvomuya have agreed to help our
area with Independent Soil, and Air testing.
Dr. Shirley Thompson http://umanitoba.ca/institutes/natural_resources/Faculty%20Members/nri_aboutST.htm
Dr. Francis Zvomuya http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/afs/dept/soil_science/people/franciszvomuya.html
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