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Nov 13th water sample from Bella Bella Community School

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July 2015 InFORMal Monitoring Update

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InFORMal monitoring results for water samples collected in April/May 2015

Results* from April citizen science monitoring are now available from 8 of 11 (above: bold italics) of the current InFORM sampling locations. Additionally, two samples from May are available from Ucluelet and Port Renfrew. The Ucluelet sample was collected by the Ucluelet Aquarium for our partner organization, Our Radioactive Ocean, on May 7th and did contain trace amounts (0.5 Bq m-3) of the Fukushima fingerprint, 134Cs, with it’s short ~2 year half life.  The total level of activity from this sample is roughly half the activity of the February sample, which was the last time 134Cs was detected on the BC coast.   Continue reading July 2015 InFORMal Monitoring Update

Collection of the July 2015 Citizen Science Sample in Prince Rupert

Prince Rupert BC

Prince Rupert’s July 2015 sample was recently collected by our volunteer team at Northwest Community College including visiting science teacher Sandy Humphrey from SD 91. Sampling is being coordinated by Cheryl Paavola (Instructor and Science Lab Tech) at Northwest Community College – Prince Rupert.

Sandy Humphrey of SD 91 collecting the InFORM seawater sample in a very sunny Prince Rupert harbour.
Sandy Humphrey of SD 91 collecting the InFORM seawater sample in a very sunny Prince Rupert harbour.
Sandy Humphrey and Cheryl Paavola at Prince Rupert.
Sandy Humphrey and Cheryl Paavola at Prince Rupert.
The sample will be processed and analyzed for radiocesium and naturally occurring radionuclides.
The sample will be processed and analyzed for radiocesium and naturally occurring radionuclides.

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