August 18, 2017 – The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit is aware of significant levels of hydrogen sulfide ((H 2S) related to a gas well on a rural property located on the 10 Concession Road, Langton.

Health Unit staff are working with the appropriate property owners, County and Ministry officials to provide support towards the goal of having the issue addressed quickly.

As a precaution, Norfolk County Fire and Rescue Services closed 10th Concession road between Forestry Farm Road and East Quarter Line, but after consultation with partnering agencies, the road was reopened.

Please see the attached fact sheet for more information about hydrogen sulfide and possible health effects.

Media Contacts:

Susan Taylor
Director Public Health
Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit
12 Gilbertson Dr. Simcoe, ON.
519-426-6170 Ext. 3218
Susan.Taylor@hnhu.org

Scott Pipe
Captain/Fire Prevention Officer
Norfolk County
Fire and Rescue Services Division
95 Culver St Simcoe, ON
519-426-4115 Ext 2402

What is Hydrogen Sulfide (H 2S)?