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HRM Closes Beach at Kearney Lake as Precautionary Measure
For Immediate Release
(Friday, September 16, 2005) The pumping station at Kearney Lake experienced a malfunction on Thursday, September 15th, that may have resulted in wastewater discharging into the small lake located to the southeast of Kearney Lake which drains by river into Kearney Lake. The lake is not a source of drinking water for local area residents. HRM staff had the pumping station returned to full operation by 5:15 pm on Thursday. The beach at Kearney Lake was closed and signs posted as a precautionary measure pending the results of water samples that were taken and submitted for testing. The Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour, along with the Medical Officer of Health were notified of the incident. Water samples will be taken again on Monday. The beach will not reopen until tests indicate that no water quality impairments exist.
Residents with questions/concerns may contact the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Labour at: 1-800-565-1633.
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John Sibbald - 490-5527
HRM Environmental Management Services