Provincial officials say that contaminated soil from Belleville’s Meyers Pier area, that was dumped on a local farm, is being dealt with.
An independent contractor involved in the Meyer’s Pier cleanup dumped the soil. Ministry of Environment spokesperson, Nancy Dyck, says a third party consultant reported that the farmland was not appropriate for the soil. Dyck says it will be removed from the farm by the end of March. The city of Belleville expects to takeover the Meyers Pier area later this year once the 15-million dollar cleanup project is completed.