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Action Alert: Hydrogen Sulphide Emergency Response Planning levels

From: Martha Kostuch

Apparently Alberta Health has recommended to the EUB that the H2S (hydrogen sulphide) level for modelling Emergency Response Planning Zones (EPZs) be changed to 100 ppm for 30 minutes from the current level which is 100 ppm for 3 minutes. I believe Alberta Health's recommendation is scientifically questionable and is not in the public interest.

Apparently Albera Health has also told the EUB that the EUB must accept Alberta Health's recommendation.

The public is being excluded from decision making regarding Emergency Response Planning.

I suggest that you take one or more of the following actions:


  1. Write a letter to the chair of the EUB asking for an opportunity (possibly a public hearing)for the public to have input into all the issues regarding EPZs including the H2S level.

  • Write a letter to the Premier, the Minister of Health, your MLA and opposition MLAs objecting to the public being excluded from decision making regarding EPZs.
  • Contact your media contacts and let them know what is happening.
  • Write letters to the editor.
  • Share this information with others.
  • Contact one or more of the members of the Public Safety Advisory Committee and let them know that you object to what is happening and that you want to public to have an opportunity to have input.

  • Posted August 24, 2004 by russ

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