Ontario’s environment ministry requiring Hamilton to undertake audit of sewage infrastructure

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Ontario’s situation ministry (MECP) says it’s “requiring” the City of Hamilton to undertake an audit of its sewage infrastructure.

The quality comes a time aft a spokesperson from the ministry said it was “evaluating” the process pursuing the find of sewage dumped into hamilton harbour implicit 26 years from homes adjacent Burlington and Wentworth streets.

David Piccini conveyed his “anger” astir the find to the legislature astatine Queen’s Park connected Thursday charcterizing the find arsenic “absolutely unacceptable.”

“I was aggravated for the radical who are yet again proceeding astir however their metropolis and the deficiency of oversight has failed to support their waters,” Piccini said.

In a follow-up question from Tory MPP for Flamborough-Glanbrook Donna Skelly, the curate revealed a speech with Mayor Andrea Horwath and confirmed the examination.

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“Upon learning of this latest spill and speaking with the politician of Hamilton, I’ve instructed my ministry to necessitate Hamilton to audit its full sewage infrastructure and travel up with a remediation program to cleanable this messiness up,” helium said.

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A spokesperson for the metropolis addressed the bid successful an email to Global News saying it had not received specified instructions from the MECP arsenic of 2:15 p.m. Thursday.

Norm Miller, from the metropolis manager’s office, did guarantee they would talk astir it erstwhile confirmed.

Meanwhile, the city’s h2o manager confirmed to Global that astir $30,000 has been spent to marque repairs to the spread successful the combined sewage overflow pipe.

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That includes excavation, repair and realignment of the sewer, from which sewage had been dumped since 1996 into the Hamilton harbour.

This week’s remediation outgo besides includes onsite vacuuming to halt and mop up the spill.

More to come.

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