Wednesday, February 12, 2014


I received an e-mail last night which brings home to me the disconnect between reality and polluters and their fellow travellors. The e-mail was in reference to a world renowned DNAPL expert. This PHd has been doing groundbreaking research for decades into all aspects of Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids. That knowledge and expertise is the reality. Our government has permitted polluters in this province to hijack the process via buying their technical expertise from private consulting companies. This would be of course for profit consulting companies. Multinational, multibillion dollar companies and their bought and paid for consulting companies are financially and morally capable of running circles around our Ontario Ministry of the Environment. This is especially easy to do when those in charge at the M.O.E. are fundamentally corrupt. Keep in mind that corruption is also defined as "riddled with errors". There are many forms of corruption including one's political, pro industry bias, no matter the consequences to citizens and the environment.

I have refined the methodology I've been working on and am now tabling six different DNAPL chemicals. They are MBT, Benzothiazole, Chlorobenzene, Toluene, Carboxin and Aniline. I am still focusing on the former operating ponds namely RPW5, 6, 7 & 8. I am including Toluene although it is in fact a LNAPL (light non-aqueous phase liquid). In other words it floats versus DNAPLS which sink. The reason is simply to also show the high concentrations of other chemicals besides DNAPLS which are dissolved in the groundwater in this area.

The concentrations to date are astonishingly high especially considering that this area is being pumped and treated by the Upper Aquifer Containment & Treatment System (UACTS) and has been for the last fourteen years. That combined with the multitude of chemicals sharing space within the groundwater tends to lower both effective solubilities and overall concentrations. Our government has aided and abetted Chemtura in deceiving the public as to the true extent of on-site contamination and as to an effective remediation of it.

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