This memorandum was used to help assess the extent of metal and other contaminants in the soil resulting from past industrial activities on the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority property (former Robson-Lang Tannery site).
Part of the focus of this study is the paved public walking trail that extends across the property.
The Durham Region Health Department has stated that when persons stay on the paved trail areas, no unacceptable health risks are predicted, and while there is some potential for exposure (in particular, in areas beyond the paved path), with normal use of the paved trail (walking, running, biking etc.), the potential for unacceptable risk is very low.
For questions about potential exposure and health risk, the Durham Region Health Department can be reached at 905-668-7711; 1-800-841-2729, ext. 2188 (toll free). For specific health-related concerns, please contact your family physician.
For questions about the results of this study, please contact Dave Fumerton, District Manager, Ministry of the Environment’s York-Durham District Office, at 905-427-5626.
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