Norfolk County, ON – September 7, 2017 – Work has commenced today on well T009949. Officials are monitoring the area closely.

This well is one of two affected by leaks of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) on 10th Concession Road west of Silver Hill.

The other well was brought into compliance earlier this week.

Citizens are reminded that the exclusion zone in the area, which prohibits anyone from entering on foot or by vehicle or vessel, remains in place until the well is remedied.

Citizens who believe a well is leaking H2S should contact the Spills Action Centre of the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change by calling 1-800-268-6060 (toll-free) or 416-325-3000 immediately.

For more information about hydrogen sulphide, visit the Haldimand & Norfolk Health Unit website at hnhu.org.

Updates on the situation will be posted at norfolkcounty.ca/emergency, announced via 98.9 FM, and via media releases and social media.