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Oct14, 2015

Coming in 2016
New Methanol Field Preservation Protocols for the Atlantic Provinces

Please be advised that Methanol Field Preservation protocols for soil samples collected for VOC analyses (including BTEX and C6-C10 Hydrocarbons) will be implemented in early 2016 as per recommendations provided in the new CCME Guidance Manual for Environmental Risk Characterization in support of Environmental and Human Health Risk Assessment (publication pending November 2015). Further details may be obtained from your local laboratory.

Jul29, 2015

Rita Mroz – Recipient of the Nancy Cutler Citation of Excellence

Congratulations to Rita Mroz, Environment Canada Scientist and Atlantic PIRI member, who received the 2015 Nancy Cutler Citation of Excellence: Women in Science and Technology award.  This prestigious award is given to women at Environment Canada for outstanding achievement in fostering the contribution of women in science and technology or outstanding achievement by a woman in science, technology, and technical development. Atlantic PIRI is proud to have you as a member!

Jun11, 2015

Technical Bulletin Respecting Updates to the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality

In January 2015,  Atlantic PIRI revised the Tier I and II screening level tables in Appendix 3 and 4 of the Atlantic RBCA User Guidance following a Health Canada update to the Canadian Drinking Water Quality Guidelines.  The purpose of this technical bulletin is to provide step-by-step guidance on updating the Atlantic RBCA toolkit Chem/Tox database for Ethylbenzene and Xylenes.

Question of the week

Can I use the Tier I Look Up Table criteria with off-site impacts? (For example if I have on-site Commercial receptors and off-site residential receptors.)

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