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Swan Hills Special Waste Treatment Center human health impact assessment. Volume 1 : final report

Description

The Swan Hills Treatment Centre is a facility for the safe disposal of special wastes located approximately 12 kilometers northeast of the town of Swan Hills. A furnace malfunction in October 1996 caused the release of a portion of process gases containing toxic substances into the ambient air. As a precautionary measure, Alberta Health issued a local food consumption advisory for wild game and fish and followed this with a detailed human impact assessment carried out from December 1996 to October 1997. The human impact assessment was designed to document the current status of exposure and to address questions about population exposures arising from accidental and fugitive emissions of PCBs, dioxins and furans from the waste treatment plant. This report presents the findings of the assessment. As a result of the assessment, Alberta Health determined that continued restrictions on the consumption of wild game and fish contaminated with PCBs and dioxins/furans are warranted.

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Swan Hills Treatment Center hazardous wastes public health surveillance waste treatment

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Swan Hills Special Waste Treatment Centre human health impact assessment. Volume 1 : final report

Extent

117 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Creator
Health
Publisher

Health

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

1997-10-01

Date Added

2017-04-28T15:12:55.954475

Date Modified

1997-10-01

Date Issued

1997-10-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (print)

0778500314

NEOS catalogue key

2016347

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