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City’s recycling facility employees released from hospital

Guelph Fire Department deems facility safe to reopen Guelph, ON, August 12 – Eight City employees have been released from Guelph General Hospital following exposure to an unknown substance on one of the sorting lines at the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) this morning. The hospital assessed symptoms including irritated eyes, headache and difficulty breathing. After a thorough investigation, the Guelph Fire Department’s hazardous material team was unable to find or identify any traces of the unknown substance. The team tested and monitored the air quality at the recycling facility, and earlier this afternoon confirmed it is safe to reopen. The MRF has resumed regular recycling operations with approval from the Ministry of Labour following its site investigation. All recyclable material on the affected sorting line… Continue reading City’s recycling facility employees released from hospital

City temporarily closes recycling facility

Unknown substance on sorting line prompts closure Guelph, ON, August 12 – The City’s recycling facility—the Material Recovery Facility (MRF)—has been temporarily closed after an unknown substance came across one of the sorting lines at approximately 7:35 this morning, causing irritated eyes, headache, and difficulty breathing for staff working in close proximity. The Guelph Fire Department’s hazardous material team has been onsite investigating. At this time the Guelph Fire Department has not identified the substance. Eight City employees working at the MRF have been sent to Guelph General Hospital as a precaution. The City has contacted the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and the Ministry of Labour (MOL) and an MOL representative is on site. All recyclable material on the affected sorting line… Continue reading City temporarily closes recycling facility