Chatham-Kent officials say ministry promises ‘immediate action’ on water well issues
‘They took our concerns very seriously and committed to working to deal with the issues’
CBC News Posted: Aug 25, 2017 11:31 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 25, 2017 12:11 PM ET
Staff from Ontario’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change will be meeting with well owners in Chatham-Kent after the municipal government demanded construction of wind turbines be stopped until water quality concerns could be answered.
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Officials in Chatham-Kent sat down with ministry representatives after reports five water wells near the North Kent Wind project had become clogged with sediment residents claim are caused by pile driving. The government maintains it requires pile driving companies to complete vibration testing and water quality monitoring while work is going on.
Members of Chatham-Kent’s council said the ministry will take “immediate action” after the Thursday meeting….