Chatham-Kent residents urgently call on Premier to intervene.
This has been an ongoing problem from wind farm development in Chatham-Kent for the last 6 years that the Ontario Government, Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit and the local MPP’s have not addressed and solved for this rural community.
See Water Wells First letter sent to local MPP’s on Feb 12, 2018.
MOECC recently issued findings that will force families to drink well water that is contaminated with Black Shale bedrock. Black Shale is known to be an environment hazard. See links below.
Affected families and Chatham-Kent community outraged that the Ontario Government could allow children to drink polluted water without conducting a health hazard investigation first.
Families across rural Ontario have a right to use the 1990 Ontario Health Prevention and Promotions Act. This act allows an investigation to determine any toxicological effects that contaminated sediments like Black Shale can have.
See links below.
Heavy metals such as arsenic, lead, mercury and uranium are known to be found in the Black Shale that is now polluting Chatham-Kent water wells.
Please send an email to Premier Wynne not to force families to drink from contaminated water wells. Ask the Premier to investigate the Black Shale pollutant with a health hazard investigation so no additional human life is put at further risk.