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TitleLevel 2 report, Point 5 Ambient Air Study
SubjectDust--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador--Measurement
Mine Dusts
Iron mines and mining--Dust Control--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador
Iron mines and mining--Health aspects
Lungs--Dust diseases
Iron Ore Company of Canada
Scully Mines
PublisherLabrador Institute of Northern Studies
CreatorLabrador Institute of Northern Studies
DateJune, 1982
Contents1. Introduction and Scope of Work -- 1.1 Background -- 1.2 Overall Study Components -- 1.3 Scope of Air Quality Study -- 1.4 Report Organization -- 2. Canadian Air Quality Criteria Documentation -- 2.1 Background -- 2.1.1 Philosophy Behind Air Quality Criteria and Standards -- 2.1.2 Effects of Pollutants -- 2.1.3 Effects of Suspended Particles -- 3. Description of Air Quality Sampling Programme -- 3.1 Monitoring Locations -- 3.1.1 Air Quality Sampling -- 3.1.2 Fibrous Sampling -- 3.1.3 Side by Side Ambient Sampling -- 3.2 Ambient Air Monitoring Instrumentation -- 3.2.1 High Volume Air Samplers -- 3.2.2 Anderson Dichotomous Samplers -- 3.2.3 Low Volume Fibrous Samplers -- 3.2.4 Environmental/Occupational Samplers -- 3.3 Filter Selection -- 3.3.1 Hi-Vol Sampling -- 3.3.2 Dichotomous Sampling -- 3.3.3 Side by Side Sampling -- 3.4 Sampling Frequency -- 3.4.1 Hi-Vol Sampling -- 3.4.2 Dichotomous Sampling -- 3.5 Methodology -- 3.5.1 Hi-Vol Sampling -- 3.5.2 Dichotomous Sampling -- 3.6 Meteorological Data Collection -- 3.6.1 Station Network -- 3.6.2 Instrumentation -- 3.6.3 Frequency of Data Collection and Discussion -- 4. Characterization of Regional Sources -- 4.1 Iron Ore Company of Canada -- 4.2 Wabush Scully Mines -- 4.3 Other sources -- 4.4 Air quality Monitoring Station Micro-Inventories -- 4.4.1 Labrador Tool supply -- 4.4.2 Labrador Mall -- 4.4.3 The Town Hall -- 4.4.4 A.P. Low School -- 4.4.5 Harrie Lake School -- 4.4.6 Provincial Building -- 4.4.7 47 Guy Street -- 5. Air Quality Monitoring Results -- 5.1 Gravimetric Results -- 5.1.1 Hi-Vol Suspended Particulate -- 5.1.2 Dichotomous Inhalable/Respirable Particulate Results -- 5.2 Elemental Analysis Results -- 5.2.1 X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis -- 5.2.2 Neutron Activation Analysis -- 5.2.3 Results -- 5.3 Quartz Analysis Results -- 5.3.1 CANMET -- 5.3.2 South Dakota School of Mines -- 5.3.3 Results -- 5.4 Carbon Analysis Results -- 6. Presentation of Comparable Data -- 6.1 Local Studies -- 6.2 Other Canadian Studies -- 6.3 U.S. Studies -- 6.4 Discussion -- 7. Air Emissions Inventory -- 7.1 Local Sources of Emitted Particulate Matter -- 7.1.1 Industrial Fugitive Dust Sources -- 7.1.2 Industrial Process Dust Sources -- 7.1.3 Community Dust sources -- 7.1.4 Combustion Sources -- 7.1.5 Discussion of Sources -- 7.2 Bulk Sample Collection Programme -- 7.2.1 Industrial Fugitive Dust Sources -- 7.2.2 Industrial Process Dust Sources -- 7.2.3 Community Dust Sources -- 7.2.4 Summary -- 7.3 Bulk Sample Analysis Results -- 7.3.1 Analytical Procedures -- 7.3.2 Selected Elemental/Quartz Results -- 7.4 Discussion of Analytical Results of Source Dust -- 7.4.1 Fugitive Sources -- 7.4.2 Process Sources -- 8. Climatology and Dispersion Meteorology -- 8.1 Climatology of the Region -- 8.2 Climate Variables -- 8.2.1 Temperature -- 8.2.2 Precipitation -- 8.2.3 Snow Cover -- 8.2.4 Surface Wind -- 8.3 Dispersion Meteorology -- 8.3.1 Mixing Height -- 8.3.2 Ventilation Coefficients -- 8.3.3 Bright Sunshine -- 8.3.4 Solar Radiation -- 8.3.5 Stability Classes -- 8.4 Meteorological Data During Sampling Period -- 8.4.1 Temperature -- 8.4.2 Precipitation -- 8.4.3 Snow Cover -- 8.4.4 Surface Wind -- 8.4.5 Bright Sunshine -- 8.5 Conclusions -- 9. Source Apportionment -- 9.1 Background -- 9.2 Receptor Modelling Methodology -- 9.2.1 Chemical Mass Balance (CMB) Model -- 9.2.2 Chemical Fingerprints -- 9.2.3 Selection of Ambient Samples -- 9.3 Resultsof Receptor Modelling -- 9.3.1 General -- 9.3.2 Labrador Tool Supply -- 9.3.3 Labrador City Town Hall -- 9.3.4 A. P. Low School -- 9.3.5 Wabush Provincial Building -- 10. Conclusion and Recommendations -- 10.1 Programme Findings and Conclusions -- 10.1.1 Hi-Vol Suspended Particulate Data -- 10.1.2 Dichotomous Sampling Particulate Data -- 10.1.3 Elemental Composition of Particulate -- 10.1.4 Quartz Levels -- 10.1.5 Carbon Levels -- 10.1.6 Operating Levels -- 10.1.7 Meteorological Conditions -- 10.1.8 Source Apportionment -- 10.2 Recommendations for Mitigation -- References
Physical Extent200 p.
NoteComplete collection consists of 14 volumes: Level 1. report - executive summary : v.1. Iron Ore Company of Canada, v.2. Scully Mines ; Level 2 report, point 1 - study organization and administration, point 2 - inplant dust study, point 3 - engineering audit, point 4 - medical assessment of the workforce, point 5 - ambient air study, point 6 - community health study ; Errata and Addenda to Level 2 reports : v. 1. Iron Ore Company of Canada, v.2. Scully Mines (Note : Points 1-4 consist of 2 v. with v.1 about the Iron Ore Company of Canada and v.2 the Scully Mines).
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
TypeText
Resource TypeBook
FormatImage/jpeg
IdentifierFMFA-LWDS-0078
SourcePrint text held in the Faculty of Medicine Founders' Archive, Health Sciences Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland. COLL 001: 6.03.015 Note: Page 10-1 from copy held at The Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Languageen
RightsAll rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without the expressed written permission of Memorial University of Newfoundland.
CollectionLabrador West Dust Study
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Faculty of Medicine Founders' Archive
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