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Hydro One, Huron East tight-lipped about alleged oil spill

Hydro One crews working near the Seaforth Golf Course have caught the attention of local residents, who say they have been there for a week cleaning up what they claim is an oil spill.

Both Hydro One and the Municipality of Huron East have so far not responded to requests for information regarding why crews are working in the area, which has seen Mississauga-based Accuworx and Hydro One workers in the area laying what looks like filtration equipment across a small creek.

At each crossing, this equipment was strung across to filter out whatever is in the creek (Photo by Adam Bell)

Residents tell us that it began on January 4, when during the evening, “several people with flashlights” were in the area looking at the creek, before workers and heavy equipment began showing up the following morning.

Since then, workers have been in the area every day.

One worker near the site says the spill is a “mineral oil,” and claimed that it is harmless. The worker, who is not from the area, was surprised that residents had not been informed of the spill. When asked about an origin, the worker declined to answer, but pointed to a nearby Hydro One electrical substation as a possibility.

At that substation, backhoes were observed digging in an area which had a lot of filtration equipment across a small body of water that appears to be a source for the stream that runs through the Seaforth Golf Course. Workers in the area declined to speak to media, directing any questions to Hydro One’s head office.

More on this story as details are made available.

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