The provincial contractor is currently demobilizing equipment for the site of APEC 1. Yesterday a gas migration survey was completed around the municipal parking lot with some trace amounts of methane being detected at the location of APEC 3. The team will be sequestering the gas to try to collect enough volume for a sample. The gas analysis will be reviewed and compared with previous samples to determine the next steps. The methane levels are extremely low, there is no H2S detected and there is no risk to the public or staff on site.
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent would like to thank Don Shropshire for his work and leadership in the Municipality’s response to Wheatley. Don will be retiring from his duties as lead for Wheatley. Fire Chief Chris Case will assume the role of lead, working closely with Chief Administrative Officer, Michael Duben, provincial officials and local residents.
In the meantime, residents are reminded that if at any time they detect the smell of gas, to immediately call 9-1-1.
For more information contact:
Manager, Corporate Initiatives & Communications
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3055