Province still investigating black staining in ditch beside Bartek and red staining near Lake Ontario

What was thought to be acid leaking from Bartek Ingredients into Lake Ontario may not actually be the case as the continued investigation from the province is raising more questions than answers.

“Based upon our observations of the appearance and odour of material in the ditch and at the outfall to the lake, we have not yet confirmed that the two materials are from the same source,” read a statement from Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks spokesperson Gary Wheeler.

“We can not confirm that the material in the ditch was caused by Bartek.”