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Algoma Public Health lifts water advisory

The advisory was put in place on June 9 in relation to the oil spill that impacted residents East of Algoma Steel and Great Lakes Power
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Crews lay a boom in the water at the scene of an oil spill on the St. Marys River on June 9, 2022.

Algoma Public Health has lifted the current water advisory for all users of the St. Marys River.

The advisory was put in place on June 9 in relation to the oil spill that impacted residents East of Algoma Steel and Great Lakes Power. 

The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has confirmed in a press release that all remediation activities have concluded, with no visible sheen being present and sampling does not indicate any current risk resulting from the oil spill. 

Users should not drink or come into contact with the water if a noticeable sheen is present, but recreational activities like fishing, swimming and boating can resume.

Anyone along the shoreline should continue to monitor the water along their property, and to report it to MECP - Spills Action Centre at 1-800-268-6060.

If you are a well water user with a well within 50 ft from the shoreline of St. Mary’s River and have questions regarding your well water, please call Algoma Public Health directly to speak with a public health inspector at 705-759-5286.