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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

Unknown liquid unearthed during construction near Wellington Street

While digging a trench for a new watermain, City contractors unearthed and punctured a 45-gallon barrel, releasing an unknown liquid. The leak was contained quickly and poses no risk to public safety. The material is being identified and will be cleaned up as soon as possible. Continue reading Unknown liquid unearthed during construction near Wellington Street