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February 09, 2024

Port Hope

During a routine inspection at the Port Hope Harbour site on February 6, it was noted that a washroom trailer had a detached fitting. A spill of biodegradable sewage was identified.

On detection, washroom use was paused, and workers immediately used absorbent pads to successfully recover the sewage.  Less than 1 cubic meter of sewage impacted the parking area, and no spilled material left the site.

The washroom was returned to normal operation after the fitting was repaired.

CNL notified the appropriate regulatory agencies, including the Ontario Spills Action Centre and the Municipality of Port Hope.  The sewage material posed no hazard to the environment, and at no time was there a risk to the safety of workers or the public.