An emergency alert went out early this morning warning folks to keep away from any contact with water from Grand Lake, after one individual was despatched to hospital and animals have been killed.
All folks “who’ve water feeds from Grand Lake are to stop utilizing the water instantly,” the alert stated. “Don’t eat, don’t drink, don’t bathe, don’t use to cook dinner, don’t boil, don’t permit pets within the water. Don’t go within the water by foot or by boat at any time, until this order is rescinded.”
The alert did not say what number of animals had died or in the event that they have been pets or wild animals.
It got here a number of hours after Halifax firefighters have been despatched to a hazmat (hazardous supplies name) at about 9 p.m. on Oakfield Park Highway.
The warning referred to as it “an unknown difficulty” with the lake water.
There are at the very least 9 Grand Lakes in Nova Scotia. The official title of this lake is Shubenacadie Grand Lake.
Halifax Water posted on Facebook about 6 a.m. that its “water continues to be secure for regular use and consumption. Halifax Water operates three small water methods inside the similar watershed as Grand Lake: Bomont, Collins Park, and Bennery Lake. None of those methods draw water from Grand Lake. Halifax Water faucet water stays secure for regular use and consumption all through HRM.”
The utility stated it will post any further updates here.
As effectively, East Hants Municipality posted on social media that: “There isn’t a present recognized danger to our East Hants Water Utility clients. The state of affairs is being monitored intently and extra data shall be shared as quickly as doable.”
An issue that may happen in hotter climate is the blooming of toxic blue-green algae — micro organism that dwell on the floor of freshwater sources and produce toxins that may make folks and animals sick.
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