PETERBOROUGH-Kawartha 411 News has learned The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks identified a fuel oil spill at the south end of Jackson Creek in the area of Townsend and Aylmer streets in Peterborough on Wednesday, August 24th. There is no indication of how long the fuel had been seeping into the creek before officials noticed it.
“Working with the Ministry of the Environment, the City immediately put in place environmental protection measures to prevent the spill from discharging into Little Lake, and retained an environmental consultant to investigate the source of the contamination as well as an environmental remediation specialist.” Brendan Wedley, Communications, City of Peterborough told Kawartha 411 News. “The area hosted many former industries, and the source has not been identified at this time. Multiple property owners in the area have retained environmental consultants related to known contaminations and are working with the Ministry of the Environment.”
It’s unclear how much fuel leaked into the creek. We have contacted the Ministry for more information but have not yet heard back.
Wedley says the contamination is not discharging into Little Lake, and the water quality in Little Lake has been maintained. Contamination is being contained at the south end of Jackson Creek with environmental protection measures, and will continue to be managed through the investigation according to Wedley.