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A & WMA/CPANS Luncheon - Understanding Ammonia: the SPAM Network

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
Air & Waste Management AssociationCanadian Prairie and Northern Section Kristina Friesen will be presenting her work on the Southern Prairie Ammonia Measurement network as well as other recent Environment Canada initiatives. Kristina is an atmospheric processes project scientist with the Air Quality Science Group of Environment Canada, based here in Edmonton. She recently launched the Southern Prairie Ammonia Measurement network focusing on measuring ambient ammonia in southern Alberta and southern Manitoba. Previously Kristina has investigated influences on ozone at a high-elevation site and particulate matter sources in Elk Island National Park; her primary area of interest is source apportionment studies. The luncheon is scheduled for Friday November 10th. The luncheon will follow the usual format of a buffet lunch, and I am accepting reservations from now until noon, Wednesday November 8th. Please contact me by e-mail at mbisaga [at] otonabee [dot] ca

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Documentary screening: Blowin’ in the Wind

Location:
Edmonton

Description:
Depleted Uranium (DU) is used in modern munitions. It is very effective at what it is used for (pleasing the military) and highly toxic with continuing effects. Once a DU weapon is exploded, radioactive particles are released into the environment to be carried away on the wind. They are inhaled (or ingested) and then cause residual problems and death for ‘collateral’ victims. Imagine a bomb that if it doesn’t kill on impact it will kill the ‘enemy’ slowly due to radiation poisoning.This documentary is very informative and will demand of us to ask ­ “Is the Canadian military using these types of weapons? Are they testing them inCanada?” Come join us.

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