Taloyoak health centre resumes regular services

Services were temporarily moved out after fuel spill there last month

Taloyoak’s new health centre will reopen one month after a fuel spill interrupted the provision of health services in the building. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

Taloyoak’s health centre is reopening Friday at 1 p.m. local time, one month after a fuel spill in the building.

Nunavut’s Department of Health announced earlier on Friday that the spill has been cleaned from the health centre’s boiler room, contamination in the flooring has been removed and the floor is being reinsulated.

Air quality testing and inspection shows the building is safe again, the announcement states.

On Aug. 18, the fuel spill forced a partial shutdown of the health centre. Emergency services were moved to an area of the building not affected by fumes.

On Aug. 31, the GN announced the entire building would have to close as fumes had spread. Emergency services were moved to the old health centre.

Previously, officials with the Department of Community and Government Services projected the health centre would reopen by Sept. 25.

The cleanup of contaminated soil continues but that should not affect normal operations at the health centre, states the announcement.

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