February 15, 2020
UPDATE FROM THE MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT, CONSERVATION AND PARKS – FUEL SPILL – JANUARY 24, 2019
The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks has directly provided the following update:
The majority of roadside work is suspended pending receipt of an MTO encroachment permit to allow a safe work zone for vehicles and equipment on the 401.
The consultant’s terrestrial ecologist staff was on-site today evaluating limits of provincially-significant wetland to assist in the planning of future excavation activities in the “point of loss” area.
Daily shoreline assessments of publically accessible surface water locations continue, including the replacement of booms and pads as required.
The consultant reports that fuel odours continue to be observed at the Shade’s Mill outlet; however no sheen or free product have been observed at this location. No fuel odours have reportedly been observed downstream of the outlet at this time.
As the focus continues to be on ensuring containment and delineation of the impacted area, specific clean-up timelines are still to be determined.
[Received via Puslinch Township]