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Ministry of Environment probing spill in Little Lake in Peterborough

Firefighters work to contain spill on Little Lake in Peterborough
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The Ministry of the Environment has been called in to investigate a spill in Little Lake in Peterborough.

Around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Peterborough firefighters responded to the lake near the marina following reports from anglers and boaters of an unknown substance in the water.

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Firefighters worked to contain the substance, using booms to help stop its spread.

A city employee took a sample of the substance to be tested.

It’s not known yet how much of the substance was in the water.

In March 2018, a broken suppression line from General Electric Peterborough caused a petroleum product to leak into the lake, which is located in the centre of the city.

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