Wednesday, June 20, 2018


The latest update I've received is that the tentative TAG meeting scheduled for Thursday,July 5 at 6:30 pm. is on. If it happens it will be as usual located in the Township building Council Chambers. My concern is the usual, last minute excuses that a) members aren't available b) there's nothing immediate or urgent requiring attention. If that happens let me say that neither excuse is acceptable and likely neither excuse is honest.

Jason Rice, new boy on the block after the housecleaning 3 1/2 years ago, sent an eight page letter, dated June 13/18 to Ramin Ansari another new boy on the block (Lanxess). The housecleaning included CPAC, CRA, Chemtura and the M.O.E. personnel. Oh and of course Woolwich Council. No harm was done with CRA, Chemtura and the M.O.E. housecleaning.

Page 2 of Jason's letter is interesting. He states in regards to Evaluation of contaminant sources: "This should be done for both the east and west banks along the Lanxess property as well as further downstream into Reach 3 to include the previous discharge locations to the creek from the eastern portion of the site (e.g., former gravel pits) and off-site locations (e.g., agricultural drainage ditch from 6770 Line 86, Township of Woolwich)."

This is a totally appropriate admission that at one time contaminants were flowing off the Uniroyal/Chemtura site in their extreme south-east corner from between the ends of GP1 and GP2 (ie. gravel pits). The other location that Jason calls the agricultural drain is none other than the Stroh Drain. Hallelujah! Of course Chemtura/Lanxess to date have refused to test the soils or sediments in and around the Stroh Drain. I mean we all know that you never find what you don't sample for and that truism has saved Uniroyal/Lanxess hundreds of millions of dollars to date. Let's all watch the M.O.E. contort themselves yet again and belly up on this HUGE issue as they always do. It's called corruption folks and it's been going on in Elmira for over thirty years.

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