Around 400 litres of red ink spilled in an Etobicoke Creek on Tuesday.
According to Peel Public Works, the Ministry of Environment and Conservation and Parks are “on site and clean up is underway.”
Approximately 400L of red ink was spilled into the Etobicoke Creek. The Ministry of the Environment and Conservation and Parks are on site and clean up is underway.
— Peel Public Works (@PeelPublicWorks) March 24, 2020
The red ink allegedly came from a company in North Mississauga, where an accident occurred at the factory causing the ink to spill.
“The creek was checked and there were no dead fish or other wildlife seen by either Peel staff, Ministry of Environment or Conservation and Parks staff,” Peel Public Works said in a Tweet.
The red ink came from a company in North Mississauga. An accident occurred at a factory and the ink spilled. The creek was checked and there were no dead fish or other wildlife seen by either Peel staff, Ministry of Environment or Conservation and Parks staff.
— Peel Public Works (@PeelPublicWorks) March 25, 2020
In the Twitter thread, a video was shared showing the red ink flowing in the river.
— Ken Woroner (@KWoroner) March 25, 2020
Another user who took a video said the river looked like “flowing merlot.”
Mark Mattson, the president of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, said it is “such sad news about freshwater Etobicoke Creek that runs into Lake Ontario. The cause needs to be investigated. The impacts on spring habitat in creek need to be accounted.”