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News archive - August 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Is Fort McMurray’s water supply contaminated by the wildfire?

Fort McMurry wildfire

As residents try to resume their lives more than a month after a ferocious wildfire forced the evacuation of Fort McMurray, crucial questions about its impact on their water supply still have no clear answers.

It’s why Monica Emelko, a University of Waterloo expert in water quality and water treatment, left for the devastated Alberta city last week after spending countless hours on the phone with government officials since the crisis escalated in early May.

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