UPDATE: Norfolk County Taking Steps to Resolve Gas Leak

At a special meeting at Town Hall on Tuesday, people learned it could be a while before a natural gas leak in an area between Silver Hill and Langton is resolved.

The issue with over Jurisdictional conflicts.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry deal with natural gas issues, so the majority of repair work at two wells affected are out of the County’s hands.

Norfolk’s Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Malcolm Lock says that is one of the reasons why he issued an evacuation order for six residents living on Concession 10.

At the special meeting, elected officials hired a company to monitor the air-quality for hydrogen sulfide emissions.

Council also directed Mayor Charlie Luke to reach out to the MNR, local MPP Toby Barrett, and Premier Kathleen Wynne to ask for immediate action.

Work, such as capping the 1st gas leak, which happened a week and a half ago, could start by the end of the week.

No word on when repair work on the second well will take place.

At the meeting, attendees also learned that two families are not fully complying with the evacuation order, despite that the area is closed to the public due to safety concerns.

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