City investigates gasoline spill report in a Mississauga creek

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Published April 14, 2023 at 9:56 am

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Photo by Brock Watts

A gasoline spill was reported in a Mississauga creek this week.

What appeared to be gasoline was spotted in the creek in Dellwood Park, west of Cawthra Road and Atwater Avenue, according to a post in the Facebook group Port Credit Friends from Brock Watts on April 11.

Watts said the spill looked and smelled like gasoline. Watts shared photos of the spill with insauga.com after reporting the incident to the City of Mississauga.

Both City of Mississauga staff and Region of Peel staff went out to Dellwood Park and inspected the creek, a City of Mississauga spokesperson tells insauga.com.

They found no signs of a gasoline spill in or near the creek, the spokesperson says.

“As a precaution, staff will continue to monitor the site for the next few days,” the spokesperson added.

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Chemical spills can seriously impact wildlife and they aren’t uncommon. In 2020, waterfowl had to be rescued from the Credit River after a large oil spill.

And late last year, Cooksville Creek in Mississauga turned blood red from an unknown spill.

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