A huge swath of garbage has been found in Lake Ontario, complete with condoms, tampons, wet naps, and plastic applicators.
Mark Mattson and two associates from the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper were a kilometre from the Ashbridges Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant Friday when they found the garbage island, stretching about two kilometres across. As of Monday, Mattson reported the area had been cleaned up.
Below is a video of what Lake Ontario Waterkeeper has been finding in Toronto’s waters.
Toronto Water said the large amount of debris could have been from boats illegally discharging their waste water, or from rivers carrying debris into the lake.
Mark Mattson joins Kelly to discuss Toronto’s pollution in Lake Ontario.