Photo courtesy of the municipality of Chatham-Kent.

The investigation into the Wheatley gas leak is moving forward. Chatham-Kent announced today that Investigators continue to make progress regarding the source of the intermittent gas leak occurring in Wheatley’s downtown core.

The Technical team is planning to have soil vapour monitoring probes installed at various strategic locations near the origin of the surface leak.

The work is commencing late this week and will assist engineers to determine the actual location of the source.

Gas monitoring continues around the clock.

Data collected during the gas release on October 8th confirms the source is a naturally occurring gas typically found in the area that originates 300 meters or deeper below the earth’s surface.

The area is currently stable but as experiences this past Friday this can change at any time.

They add that a careful step-by-step process of elimination is required to safely determine the source of the gas leak and the appropriate mitigation actions.