Families depending on water wells in the Chatham-Kent area for their water
supply travelled to Toronto recently to collect on the commitments
Ontario Premier Doug Ford made to investigate the sediments polluting
the area’s water wells.
Essex MPP Taras Natyshak held a press conference June 5 at Queen’s Park with representatives of the families that struggle with contaminated water wells, as well as Dr. Joel Gagnon, head of the Heavy Metals Lab at the University of Windsor, Great Lakes Institute of Environmental Research, and Matt Wilson, President of the Ontario Groundwater Association. Both GLIER and OGWA support the urgent need for a Health Hazard Investigation into the polluting sediments.
During his election campaign last summer, Ford gave the members of Water Wells First a written commitment that his government would conduct a Health Hazard Investigation into the polluting sediments and hold the polluters accountable who caused the disturbance.
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