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Twenty-one more drums removed from Wellington Street construction site

On May 11, the City began removing more debris from the site where eight 170-litre (45-gallon) drums of chemicals were found in September. 21 more drums have been removed. 2 of the drums were partially filled with liquid; the liquid was transported to a disposal facility. 1 of the drums contained a mixture of liquids and solids; the mixture is being analyzed to determine how to dispose of it properly, and results are expected next week. updates will be posted at http://guelph.ca/construction Continue reading Twenty-one more drums removed from Wellington Street construction site

City taking soil samples on site where drums were found

Restoring flow of Howitt Creek until construction resumes Guelph, ON, Monday, October 20 – This week, the City will begin taking soil samples from the site where construction crews found and removed eight 170-litre (45-gallon) drums of chemicals last month. Discovering the drums On September 2 and 3, eight 170-litre (45-gallon) drums of chemicals were found on a construction site near the Wellington/Hanlon interchange. The City contained the liquid and affected soil immediately and notified the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). The City used clean soil to back fill the area. The liquid was transported from the site for disposal on September 5 and affected soil was transported for disposal on September 9 and 10. Site scans and soil samples On… Continue reading City taking soil samples on site where drums were found