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CAN (ON): Greenhouse under scrutiny after waste water leak

Ontario Plants Propagation Limited, a 15-acre greenhouse operation located near Shedden, was visited by Ministry of Environment and Climate Change staff when nutrients, fertilizers and floor drainage managed to make it to the creek.

“…A pump used to manage the facility’s waste water failed, causing an onsite waste water pond to overflow. The waste water flowed over land into a municipal drain that discharges into a nearby creek,” Gary Wheeler, ministry spokesperson, said in an email.

The ministry is working with the company to see how much waste water made it into the creek and returned to the site to make sure Ontario Plants Propagation Limited was addressing the spill and was taking steps to ensure it didn’t happen again, Wheeler said.

Read more at the St. Thomas Times-Journal (Laura Broadley)

Publication date: 1/3/2018

 


 

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