Turbid water left the site on the morning of July 14th. The Project Supervisor contacted Enerdu’s inspector who was already in route and arrived on-site at 8am and advised where water samples should be collected from. Project Supervisor called the Spills Action Centre and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Project Supervisor tried to improve the situation by adding stone bags to the cofferdam to hold it down and placed plastic sheets on bottom. This stirred up a lot of the river bottom. Rock fill continued at a slower rate. Water clarity was continuously monitored.
Enerdu’s biologist was already scheduled to show the Department of Fisheries and Oceans different projects in the area, including this one. They walked the area and witnessed the location and density of the plume. A representative from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change came on-site to record the spill and provide comment. Water samples taken from the plume were sent to a laboratory for testing. In order to try to prevent this from happening again a long-reach shovel was brought on-site which will help put the cofferdam in sooner.