Although this study was a pilot study to
Lastly, there are a number of relevant limitations to interpretation from this GSK1838705A dataset. The study was brief and stretched into the early winter; by mid November, the average daily temperature at the nearest weather station in Moosonee (approximately 100 km SE of Fort Albany, and 200 km SE of Attawapiskat) was below freezing, and frozen ground may have attenuated fugitive dust conditions from the mine. Further, an analysis of wind direction from this location suggests that winds were from the West 27% of the time, from the Southwest 21% of the time, from the Northwest 15% of the time, and from all other directions for the remaining time periods. No meteorology stations were present in Attawaspiskat or Fort Albany during this study. However, in January 2015, an automated weather station was installed in Attawapiskat (the community furthest from Moosonee) and an analysis of wind direction data observed between January and March 2015 in Attawapiskat and Moosonee is in good agreement. A least-squares regression of wind direction, excluding measured directions from 350–360 degrees and 0–10 degrees, were observed with a slope of 0.81 and r2 of 0.60 which suggests measurements in Moosonee are a reasonable assessment of wind direction in Attawapiskat.