Municipal Dust Suppression Update

Municipal Dust Suppression Update

CGS tasked the Provincial/Territorial Official Committee on local government to update the research they conducted on dust suppression products in 2009.

Attached you will find the updated research report. There are a few new products but, as in 2009, the cost still favours calcium chloride.

CGS continues to take the lead on dust suppression in our municipalities and have made contact with a supplier, Cypher Environmental, at the FCM trade show in Winnipeg last weekend.  Cypher is listed in the report as supplying a product called Dust Stop.  CGS officials examined samples of treated surfaces and based on the research and testimonials, as well as the support from municipal leadership, CGS has decided to run a pilot project and deploy this material in Iqaluit. 

If this pilot project demonstrates effective and successful dust suppression, the MTO and CGS will begin planning the training and deployment of Dust Stop for other communities.