Monday, June 12, 2017


The Remediation Advisory Committee meets this Thursday at 4 pm. in Council Chambers. All the guilty parties responsible for the destruction of human health and the environment here in Elmira will be present along with many well meaning individuals. The power and authority will of course rest solely in the hands of the prior group.

There will be a discussion and update of the Conceptual Site Model produced by Dr. Neil Thomson. Dr. Thomson has suggested that all parties need to be on board in regards to the hydrogeological facts both on and off the Chemtura (Lanxess) site in order for any meaningful discussion and understanding of cleanup solutions.

There will also be discussions regarding Flood-plain Management items that are part of the TAG (Technical Advisory Group) Dashboard. This "Dashboard" is a document suggested and at least partially produced by the TAG Chair, Tiffany Svensson. It helps organize and keep issues and various technical matters clear and avoid them getting lost in the shuffle.

RAC meets but four times a year which certainly assists both the Ministry of Environment and Chemtura to avoid being on the receiving end of citizens heat. It also greatly assists in their main game plan which has always been delay, delay, delay.

While this RAC meeting is not remotely close to any kind of real public consultation; it does however occasionally provide new information and under Dr. Richard Jackson's Chairmanship of TAG there certainly were explosive moments.

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