An Ontario government pipeline dredger has been involved in a spill that threatens to contaminate Lake Ontario.
The province’s Environmental Health Agency says a water treatment plant in Oakville, Ont., has been hit by a pipe break, which could result in a large-scale contamination of the lake.
The leak was discovered Thursday afternoon, and Ontario Environment Minister Michael Harris says it will be “very serious.”
The province says the pipe breaks were caused by a “dreadful” gas leak.
Harris says it’s still too early to know what caused the leak.
He says the company that owns the water treatment facility will be notified when the spill is cleared up.