Taloyoak health centre still not ready to reopen, 1 week after fuel spill – Nunatsiaq News

Aug 25, 2022

Centre providing emergency services only; results from air samples likely to be ready next week

Taloyoak’s health centre continues to operate at reduced capacity, close to a week after a fuel spill forced a partial shutdown there.

Nunavut’s Department of Health announced Aug. 18 the centre would provide emergency services only and that the dental team would be temporarily relocated to Cambridge Bay due to fumes from the spill.

A consultant has been contracted to carry out air sampling.

“When we get those results early next week we will know then if [the centre] can open for full services,” said Suleikha Duale, a spokesperson for the Department of Community and Government Services, in an email Wednesday to Nunatsiaq News.

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