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Fuel Spill Into Sturgeon Lake Grows

KAWARTHA LAKES-The containment area for a fuel spill into Sturgeon Lake near Dunsford is growing and the source remains unknown.

On Thursday March 30, the ministry’s Spills Action Centre received a report of odours within a culvert and discolouration at the culvert’s outfall in Sturgeon Lake. The City of Kawartha Lakes Fire Department had responded and placed spill containment equipment within the lake near the outfall. Officials responded on the 31.

Kawartha 411 first reported in the incident here: https://www.kawartha411.ca/2023/04/01/fuel-spill-cleanup-underway-on-sturgeon-lake/?fbclid=IwAR1QKXMp_XNie9X3JOgYaOLiR0xNu0nrGQiatojN7OMqSmkqjKnpGEqaTSg

The Health Unit issued a drinking water advisory for the area on April 4th. https://www.kawartha411.ca/2023/04/04/health-unit-says-fuel-spill-on-sturgeon-lake-may-impact-private-water-supplies/

The Ministry of Natural Resources continues to work with the City of Kawartha Lakes to determine the source of the hydrocarbon spill as well as the details surrounding the cause and the amount released. Officials thought they had it contained but it continues to spill into the lake. The smell of fumes this morning is very strong on Hazel Street from McClernon St to Pitts Cove Road. Video from today is below.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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