Guelph, ON, July 13, 2015–On Friday, construction crews resumed work after the City disposed of one drum, metal debris that appeared to be a second drum, and surrounding soil from a construction site near the intersection of Wellington Street and the Hanlon Expressway.
Odours subsided once the materials were removed, and the two workers who experienced nausea on Thursday returned to work on Friday.
Crews stabilized the walls of the excavation area and began improvements along the banks of Howitt Creek that will allow the waterway to return to its normal flow.
Project updates will be posted at guelph.ca/construction .
Removing drums and debris from the site
The City has removed a total of 44 drums from the site since September 2014:
- Eight drums were removed in September 2014
- One drum was removed during the site examination in November 2014
- 33 drums were removed during remediation May 11 to June 4, 2015
- Two drums were removed July 9, 2015
- Questions and answers about the drums found on Wellington Street construction site
- Historic industrial and landfill activity near Wellington Street construction site
For more information
Kealy Dedman, City Engineer/General Manager
519-822-1260 extension 2248