Public health update: Canadian National train derailment north of Gogama, March 7, 2015

The Sudbury & District Health Unit has continued to work in close collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Environment Canada, and Health Canada to assess the potential impact on the fish population within Minisinakwa Lake resulting from the Canadian National train derailment that occurred north of Gogama on March 7, 2015.

Testing of fish collected in October 2015, by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry from Minisinakwa Lake, has been completed by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. Following review of the fish sample results, and in consultation with Public Health Ontario, the Sudbury & District Health Unit has found no increased health risk associated with consumption of fish from Minisinakwa Lake as a result of the derailment. The Sudbury & District Health Unit continues to recommend that residents follow the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Guide to Eating Ontario Fish.

For additional information, please contact the Sudbury & District Health Unit at 705.522.9200, ext. 398.

This item was last modified on April 15, 2016