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Analytical Results

Samples collected throughout the remediation work have been sent to accredited laboratories for analysis.  Results of these analyses are compared to screening levels provided by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), or another regulatory agency if MOECC criteria do not exist for the specific sample type.  Analytical results are shared with regulatory agencies including the MOECC, Environment Canada, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Sudbury & District Health Unit.

Any questions for the MOECC can be directed to Provincial Officer George Lajeunesse at 705-235-1504 during normal working hours.  Mr. Lajeunesse is the lead environmental officer on the file.



Posted Wednesday, September 30, 2015

On June 10, 2015, the Sudbury & District Health Unit (SDHU) lifted the drinking water advisory that came into effect Saturday, March 7, 2015, for residents who take their drinking water from Minisinakwa Lake or from wells supplied by the lake.  They also included in their statement that the water sampling data collected by CN and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) indicates that swimming and other recreational activities in Minisinakwa Lake do...


Posted Sunday, May 03, 2015

Results from surface water sampling completed last week (on April 18 th , 21 st , and the 22 nd ) in the river and the lake indicate that compound concentrations at all sampling locations were minimal; however, small and intermittent patches of light sheen on the surface of the water, downstream of the derailment site in the river.