The provincial government has approved $500,000 to Norfolk County to better understand leaking gas wells and provide ongoing research into the issue.
Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett says ministry officials have been working with the county to find a solution to the Forestry Farm Road well, in addition to other wells, and this will continue with the new funding.
He says three ministries have been conducting research to better understand why, where and how these incidents occur across all Southwestern Ontario.
Barrett says the results of the studies will be shared with municipalities, including Norfolk County, to provide them with science/evidence-based information to assist them.
(Photo: Forestry Farm Road gas well leak map, 2017)