Thursday, November 5, 2015


The on-line version of Paige Desmond's article on Monday titled "Chemtura boosts water cleanup" has a new title at least since Tuesday. The new title is "Chemtura water cleanup behind schedule". Doesn't that headline put things in a totally different perspective? A Current CPAC (Citizens Public Advisory Committee) member has suggested that the headline could also have been "CPAC vindicated, Chemtura cleanup fifty years behind schedule". As I was just reading yesterday our authorities had full knowledge at least as early as 1969 that the Uniroyal west side ponds were leaking like a sieve into the natural environment. Inexpensive stopgaps were their solution.

I was kicked off of CPAC back in the spring of 2008 by Woolwich Council after Pat and Susan led the charge the previous fall. Pat and Susan falsely claimed it had to do with the ongoing Ammonia Treatment System upgrades because I was appealing parts of the plan. The ATS was simply a red herring . Their real concern was my ongoing and overwhelming knowledge of the DNAPL coverup underway by Chemtura, CRA and the M.O.E.. Pat and Susan went along with that years long coverup and received satisfactory (to them) consideration for so doing. Woolwich Council in 2008, like today, were firmly in bed with Chemtura and the M.O.E..

Now this evening we will have a little peek into how the matter has been sucessfully buried and covered up for so many years. That coverup includes Pat and Susan refusing to read published reports given to us by Drs. Cherry and Parker in January 2007. It also includes their refusing to raise at CPAC the Parker and Cherry interview four of us had with them early in January 2007. The information we were given by two of the preeminent experts in the field of DNAPLS was totally at odds with the horse shit peddled at CPAC by Chemtura and their consultants Conestoga Rovers.

Dr. Dick Jackson simply by reading the 2014 Annual Monitoring Report has found evidence of the presence of both LNAPLS and DNAPLS. Whether residual or free phase DNAPL, as much as possible needs to be removed from the Chemtura site. This is as much the elephant in the room as is the ongoing discharge of Dioxins and DDT into the Canagagigue Creek.

CPAC will be vindicated. I will be vindicated. Woolwich Council members, Pat & Susan and the M.O.E. will all eventually be properly condemned for their dishonest support of doing as little as possible to restore the health of the environment and all its' inhabitants.


  1. I totally agree with your current political understanding and understand most of your technical positions on the water/soil issues and I will go one step further: there are clever control mechanisms/rules and regulations and organizations in place (including council) which knowingly/corruptly and unknowingly/naively serve and benefit the elite and the privileged and the corporations and the special interests at the expense and often detriment of the average taxpayer. Our systems have been very corrupt since the early 1900's however in my personal experience our local governments have been negatively affected since the early 1960's. Due to our current circumstances AND modern communications the majority of our average society is rapidly becoming aware of the above reality. I just hope it will not be too late to change and turn things around.

    1. Historic PCBs leaking into Hamilton Harbour as per article in Record an hour ago and it is said that ...The province will try to legally force businesses to stop toxic PCBs from leaching into Hamilton Harbour from the industrial east end — but only after decades of quiet study and failed fixes out of the public eye...The MOE /all government selective inforcement...never takes ON the BIG Corporations...the directors are in charge of both sides of the debate!