Thursday, August 15, 2019


After my Delegation to Woolwich Council Tuesday night regarding the contaminated east side Stroh property, there was perhaps at best a half-hearted attempt by the mayor to soften or minimize my concerns. She advised Council that the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has been discussing soil samples in the "Gap" area. While this is true it only barely touches upon the issues of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) deposited on the Stroh property to the east. The "Gap" area is part of the likely flow path of contaminated waste waters from Uniroyal Chemicals east side pits southwards into the former wetlands area.

Perhaps the mayor was simply buttressing her position that everything is under control and up front in regards to the cleanup of either the Elmira Aquifers or the Canagagigue Creek. Unfortunately that would be incorrect unless under the control of the polluter and corrupt regulator is OK with you. Mayor Shantz is the chair of RAC and has been recently sitting in on TAG meetings. She is a believer in the status quo and in supporting all our local authorities and agencies. I am not so inclined based upon their history right up until the present.

Overall councillors did not seem overly impressed with the mayor's comments. After all my Delegation was calm, cool, and backed with facts and maps. While in principle I don't appreciate revisionism being practiced upon a citizen's Delegation, this was not a big deal in the scheme of things.

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