Gas hunt continues in Wheatley

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Premier Doug Ford tours downtown Wheatley Sept. 21.

Investigators continue to make progress regarding the source of the intermittent gas leak occurring in Wheatley’s downtown core.

The Wheatley technical team is planning to have soil vapour monitoring probes installed at various strategic locations near the origin of the surface leak.

This work is commencing later this week and will assist engineers to determine the actual location of the source, according to municipal officials.

Gas monitoring continues around the clock.

Data collected during the gas release last Friday (Oct. 8) confirms the source is a naturally occurring gas typically found in the area that originates 300 metres or deeper below the earth’s surface.

The area is currently stable, but as experienced this past Friday, this can change at any time.

A careful step-by-step process of elimination is required to safely determine the source of the gas leak and the appropriate mitigation actions, municipal officials said.

 

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