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NEWS: Iqaluit August 21, 2014 - 10:35 pm

Photo: Officials answer questions about Iqaluit’s dump dousing

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About 50 people turned up to an evening public meeting in Iqaluit Aug. 25 to hear how the City of Iqaluit hopes to extinguish its dump fire, which has been burning for nearly 100 days. Residents expressed concerns and frustration, but also relief and gratitude that the fire will soon be put out. Iqaluit Fire Chief Luc Grandmaison said he expects to begin dousing the smouldering dump with sea water on Aug. 27 and that residents should not be alarmed when they see plumes of white smoke billowing from the site. Above, officials answer questions at the meeting. From left: Matthew Hamp, Iqaluit director of engineering, Eric Jacobsen, from Tower Arctic Ltd., Grandmaison and Ryan Stambaugh from Hellfire Suppression Services Ltd. Tower Arctic and Hellfire have been contracted to help with the project. See story later on nunatsiaqonline.com. (PHOTO BY THOMAS ROHNER)
About 50 people turned up to an evening public meeting in Iqaluit Aug. 25 to hear how the City of Iqaluit hopes to extinguish its dump fire, which has been burning for nearly 100 days. Residents expressed concerns and frustration, but also relief and gratitude that the fire will soon be put out. Iqaluit Fire Chief Luc Grandmaison said he expects to begin dousing the smouldering dump with sea water on Aug. 27 and that residents should not be alarmed when they see plumes of white smoke billowing from the site. Above, officials answer questions at the meeting. From left: Matthew Hamp, Iqaluit director of engineering, Eric Jacobsen, from Tower Arctic Ltd., Grandmaison and Ryan Stambaugh from Hellfire Suppression Services Ltd. Tower Arctic and Hellfire have been contracted to help with the project. See story later on nunatsiaqonline.com. (PHOTO BY THOMAS ROHNER)

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