Iqaluit – Atmospheric Radionuclides Monitoring Station

Canadian Radiological Monitoring Network (CRMN) station for monitoring of radiation in air as well as external gamma dose. Consists of sampling equipment only, analysis performed at the laboratory in Ottawa. Also houses a telemetered detector and gamma-ray spectrometer part of the Health Canada Fixed Point Surveillance network (FPS). Recently built station, only partially operational. Located on the Environment Canada Weather Station site.

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Iqaluit Atmospheric Radionuclide Monitoring Station

Name Email Phone Number
Primary Contact Eric Pellerin Eric.Pellerin@hc-sc.gc.ca (613) 954-1073
Secondary Contact Dr. Jean-Francois Mercier Jean-Francois.Mercier@hc-sc.gc.ca (613) 954-6678

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Owner
Health Canada, Radiation Protection Bureau

Membership
Associate Member

Website
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/contaminants/radiation/crmn-rcsr/index-eng.php

Latitude
63.748483

Longitude
-68.512289

Location
Iqaluit

Territory/ Province
Nunavut

Aboriginal Government/ Homeland
N/A

Facility Type
Site for Observing/Monitoring

Research Hinterland
Atmosphere

Main Research Disciplines
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Environmental Sciences, Geophysics, Isotopic chemistry, Terrestrial Biology/Ecology, Traditional/Aboriginal Knowledge

Research History
N/A

Current Projects
On-going operational program: National Radiation Monitoring Program of the Radiation Protection Bureau (Health Canada)

Power
External Electrical Grid

Communications
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Local Transportation
N/A

Equipment Storage
N/A

Dormitory/Sleeping Facilities
N/A

Dining/Kitchen Facilities
N/A

Laboratory Facilities
N/A

Fuel Availability
N/A

Research Requirements
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Special Rules and Regulations
N/A

Local External Resources
N/A

Nearest Medical Service
N/A

Safety Considerations
N/A

Cost
N/A

Other Information
N/A

Last Updated
2015-05-30

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Iqaluit Atmospheric Radionuclide Monitoring Station