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    Several technical reports were completed as part of the Flin Flon Soil Study. The About section of the website provides an overview of the Flin Flon Soil Study.

    To learn more about Flin Flon Soil Study, click on the link and the contents below.

    2012 Follow-up Blood Lead Exposure Study
    Follow-up Evaluation of Exposure among Children (under 7) in Flin Flon and Creighton

    This study is in follow-up to a Human Health Risk Assessment and an Evaluation of Exposure study completed in 2009. The report presents the results of this follow-up Exposure of Evaluation study, which was conducted in the fall of 2012. Click here to read the report.

    Integrated Risk Management Plan Annual Report – March 2013

    As part of the Integrated Risk Management Plan prepared on behalf of Hudbay (as a follow-up to the Flin Flon Soils Study Human Health Risk Assessment and Exposure Evaluation Study,) Hudbay committed to providing the Governments of Manitoba and Saskatchewan with an additional report by March 31 of the following year. To read the report, click here.

    Community Pamphlet

    To communicate the findings of the Flin Flon Soils Study, a community pamphlet was created. This four page pamphlet provides a quick overview of how the study was conducted, who conducted the study and the results of the study. To read the community pamphlet, click here .

    Summary Document and Integration of Results

    To provide an overview and the results of the Flin Flon Soils Study, a report called Summary Document and Integration of Results was created. To read this document, click here.

    Human Health Risk Assessment

    The Human Health Risk Assessment was a critical part of the Flin Flon Soils Study, and was conducted to address the potential human-health risks associated with exposure to smelter-related chemicals in soils and other parts of the environment. This study evaluated current levels of exposure to metals and predicted the estimated risk of levels into the future. To read the Human Health Risk Assessment report, click the headings below.

    The Flin Flon Soils Study Human Health Risk Assessment: Table of Contents
    The Flin Flon Soils Study Human Health Risk Assessment: Executive Summary
    Chapter 1: Introduction
    Chapter 2: Literature Review Gap Analysis and Supplemental Sampling
    Chapter 3: Problem Formulation
    Chapter 4: Detailed Human Health Risk Assessment
    Chapter 5: Results and Discussion
    Chapter 6: Other Risk Assessment Issues
    Chapter 7: Limitations and Uncertainties
    Chapter 8: Conclusions and Recommendations

    Appendix A: Toxicological Profiles
    Appendix B: Metals in Soil
    Appendix C: Literature Review Data Gap Analysis and Supplemental Data
    Appendix D: Indoor Dust Survey Report for Flin Flon
    subappendix A: Metals in Indoor Dust
    subappendix B: Testmark Results
    subappendix C: Standard Practice for Collection of Floor Dust
    subappendix D: Proposed Method to Conduct Indoor Dust Sampling
    subappendix E: Supplemental Dust Study Aug 18
    subappendix F: Supplemental Dust Study Sept 4
    subappendix G: Supplemental Dust Study Sept 26
    subappendix H: Speciation Data Summary
    subappendix I: Dust QAQC Study
    subappendix J: JW Flin Flon Indoor Dust Report Draft
    Appendix E: Surface Water Sediment Fish and Blueberry Study
    Appendix F: Response to Comments
    Appendix G: Bioaccessibility
    Appendix H: Model Assumptions Equations Algorithms and Worked Examples
    Appendix I: Correlation of Metal Content In TSP Versus PM10
    Appendix J: Glossary of Terms
    Appendix K: Market Basket Estimated Daily Intake
    Appendix L: IEUBK Modelling
    Appendix M: Detailed Results
    Appendix N: ProUCL Results
    Appendix O: Method Used to Estimate Wild Game Tissue Concentrations From the HHRA
    Appendix P: Food Consumption Survey
    Appendix Q: Metals In Drinking Water
    Appendix R: Metals in Snow Columns
    Appendix S: IERP Review
    Appendix T: Response to IERP Comments on the Human Health Risk Assessment

    The Flin Flon Soils Study Exposure Study (2009)

    The Human Health Risk Assessment recommended that additional information be collected on the actual exposure levels for Flin Flon area children to certain chemicals (i.e., inorganic mercury, lead and arsenic.) The more specific information gained through this study helped interpret and validate some of the key findings of the Human Health Risk Assessment and provided greater overall certainty. To read the 2009 Evaluation of Exposure Study, click the headings below.

    The Flin Flon Soils Study Exposure Study, June 2010

    Appendix A: Background on Recent Environmental Contamination Issues
    Appendix B: Population Sampling Protocol
    Appendix C: Survey Instrument
    Appendix D: Blood Collection Protocol
    Appendix E: Storage and Shipping Protocols
    Appendix F: Urine Collection Protocol
    Appendix G: Laboratory Analysis
    Appendix H: Notification of Results
    Appendix I: Arsenic Fact Sheet
    Appendix J: Lead Fact Sheet

    Preliminary Exposure Reduction Strategy and Actions

    The Preliminary Exposure Reduction Strategy and Actions report was prepared by Hudbay in response to the Flin Flon Soils Study Human Health Risk Assessment and Evaluation of Exposure studies.  To read the preliminary exposure reduction strategy and actions, click here.

    Integrated Risk Management Plan

    The Integrated Risk Management Plan is a follow up to the Preliminary Exposure Reduction Strategy and Actions report, and offers further details regarding the implementation of previous recommendations. This Plan has received full support from the Governments of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. To read the Integrated Risk Management Plan, click the headings below.

    Flin Flon Soils Study Integrated Risk Management Plan, Exposure Reduction Strategy and Actions

    Appendix A: Paving Program
    Appendix B: Dust Control Guidelines
    Appendix C: Dust Control Plan
    Appendix D: FFTIS Annual Report
    Appendix E: Green Project
    Appendix F: Green Project July 2010
    Appendix G: Green Project December 2010
    Appendix I: 2009 Snow Report
    Appendix J: 2010 Snow Report
    Appendix L: Comments and Responses

    Presentations

    As public outreach is an integral part of the Flin Flon Soils Study, community meetings and Community Advisory Committee presentations occurred frequently throughout the study period. Below is a listing of these meetings with links to previous presentations.

    Healthy Flin Flon, October 3, 2011
    Air Emissions and Education Outreach Update (HBMS)

    Community Advisory Committee, May 9, 2011
    Education Outreach Campaign Update (AECOM)

    Community Advisory Committee, October 28, 2010
    HHRA Update (Intrinsik)
    Communications/Outreach Campaign Introduction (AECOM)

    Healthy Flin Flon, October 4, 2010
    HHRA Update (Intrinsik)
    Air Emissions Update (HBMS)

    Open House, June 17, 2010
    Presentation

    Community Advisory Committee, March 25, 2010
    Evaluation of Exposure – Preliminary Findings (Intrinsik)
    HHRA: Presentation of Results (Intrinsik)

    Community Advisory Committee, December 1, 2009
    HHRA Update (Intrinsik)
    Evaluation of Exposure Update (Intrinsik)

    Healthy Flin Flon, October 5, 2009
    Air Emissions Update (HBMS)

    Community Advisory Committee, September 2, 2009
    Evaluation of Exposure Update (Intrinsik)

    Community Advisory Committee, September 2, 2009
    Evaluation of Exposure Update (Intrinsik)

    Community Advisory Committee, July 6, 2009
    HHRA Update (Intrinsik)

    Community Advisory Committee, June 1, 2009
    HHRA Update (Intrinsik)

    Community Advisory Committee, April 15, 2009
    HHRA Update (Intrinsik)
    Introroduction to Tera and the Independent Expert Review Panel Process (Tera)
    Further Evaluation of Environmental Exposures to Metals (MB-SK Health)

    Community Advisory Committee Update (in lieu of meeting), March 2009
    HHRA Update (Intrinsik)

    Community Advisory Committee Update (in lieu of meeting) , January 29, 2009
    HHRA Update (Intrinsik)

    Community Advisory Committee, November 19, 2008
    Community Health Status Assessment Presentation (MB-SK Health)
    HHRA Update (Intrinsik)
    Smelter Emissions Update (HBMS)

    Healthy Flin Flon, October 6, 2008
    Flin Flon Soil Improvement (MB Conservation)
    Healthy Flin Flon HHRA Update (HBMS)

    Community Advisory Committee, September 10, 2008
    HHRA Update (Intrinsik)
    Flin Flon 10 Site Soil Improvement Project (MB Conservation)

    Community Advisory Committee, June 17, 2008
    Information on Recent Release of Flin Flon Cancer Data (MB-SK Health)
    Sudbury Soils Study: Human Health Risk Assessment Results (Intrinsik)

    Community Advisory Committee, April 24, 2008
    HHRA Update (Intrinsik)

    Community Advisory Committee, February 27, 2008
    HHRA Update (Intrinsik)
    Proposed Community Health Assessment (MB-SK Health)

    Community Advisory Committee, December 6, 2007
    Criteria Comparison Table Presentation (Intrinsik)
    Health Assessment Presentation (MB-SK Health)
    Residential Dust Sampling Presentation (Jacques Whitford Axys)

    Community Advisory Committee, November 1, 2007
    Summary of Methods for Residential Soil Sampling Program (Jacques Whitford Axys)
    HHRA Governance Structure (HBMS)

    Community Advisory Committee, October 15, 2007
    Concentrations of Metals and Other Elements in Surface Soils (MB Conservation)
    Metals in Soil – Residential Sampling (Jacques Whitford Axys)

    Healthy Flin Flon, October 1, 2007
    Human Health Risk Assessment for the Flin Flon/Creighton Area (Intrinsik)
    Concentrations of Metals and Other Elements in Surface Soils – short version (MB Conservation)

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