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.
Results* from water samples collected in April are now available from 5/14 (above: bold italics) of the current InFORM sampling locations. While our expectations are that the plume would first appear in samples from the southern outer coast of Vancouver Island, the new data from other regions does not yet have any measureable 134Cs, the fingerprint of the Fukushima plume due to its short ~2 year half-life. Continue reading June 2015 InFORMal Monitoring Update
Results* from March are now available from 10/12 of the current InFORM sampling locations. Recent samples from Sandspit and Bella Bella are still being processed and data shown are from February. After the positive measurement of Fukushima-derived 134Cs radiation in February at Ucluelet, we expected this signal to spread in samples collected in March. Instead, there is no detectable 134Cs (detection limit ~0.2 Bq m-3) in any of the March samples. Continue reading May 2015 InFORMal Monitoring Update