Electricity Restoration Continues in Wheatley

While officials await the installation of a conductor pipe before continuing remediation at the APEC 1 site, work is continuing to restore electricity to buildings around the reduced evacuation zone.

Entegrus officials estimate that within two-three weeks service will be restored to the 4 properties on Talbot East whose services had to be relocated due to the emergency.

Installation of the conductor pipe is the first step of a redundant pressure relief well in the municipal parking lot near the APEC 1 site before proceeding with further remediation.

Investigation work has taken place at the site since a July 6 gas release which took place while workers were in the process of excavating in preparation for driving a larger conductor pipe over the existing well.

There has been no gas emission since that time.

A thorough review of the gas monitoring system and health and safety plans was undertaken. At no time was there a risk to the community beyond the evacuation zone.

When work resumes, an odour of gas may be detected. If residents at any time detect the smell of gas, they are asked to immediately call 9-1-1.

For more information contact:

Jim Blake
Communications Officer
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3624