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Cleanup continues in Bowmanville following wind-storm that spread dust across the Liberty Crossings neighbourhood

Clarington March 20, 2017/- The Municipality of Clarington has worked out a detailed plan and will work with developer Halminen Homes to clean up the roads in the Liberty Crossings neighbourhood following a series of strong windstorms and dry conditions that spread dust from the development site at Concession Road 3 and Middle Road.

Here’s the details of the plan:

  • Sweeper and flusher trucks will be out today beginning at 11 a.m. to sweep and clean the roads in the neighbourhood.
  • The construction site has been stabilized and there are no signs of blowing dust at this time. The Municipality will continue to monitor the site on a regular basis to ensure the developer is proactively implementing dust control measures.
  • A tanker truck filled with water will also be on site to assist with dust control.
  • The Municipality is working with the developer to implement additional dust control measures that will be in place throughout construction.

The soil in the development area has been tested and determined to be ‘clean fill.’ The Municipality of Clarington has been in contact with the Region of Durham Health Department and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change to advise them of the situation. Clarington is requesting that the soil at the development site is retested.

Residents who have incurred damages to property during the dust storm can contact the Municipality of Clarington’s Clerk’s Department or Clarington’s Manager of Construction Tony Ricciardi and begin the claims process.

The Municipality of Clarington has set up a page on the website and will issue any updates on the cleaning process in the Liberty Crossings neighbourhood. Visit www.clarington.net/dustcontrol for the latest information.

“Clarington staff have been working closely with residents and answering their questions and concerns throughout this process,” explained Director of Engineering Anthony Cannella. “Dust at construction sites is inevitable, however, in this situation, dry weather combined with high-winds created a unique combination that surpassed mitigation measures. Clarington will continue to monitor this situation and update residents as necessary,” said Director Cannella.

In light of this unique weather situation, the Municipality of Clarington will revise its dust control protocols to make sure they address a variety of weather and environmental circumstances.

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