Tuesday, May 9, 2023


 The Agenda page of course is for this Thursday May 11/23 at 5:30 pm.  It is both very thin as well as somewhat weak in content. Item 5.1 is the 2022 Annual Monitoring Report presented by the so called famous and wonderful Joe Ricker. Well at least GHD and Lanxess think he's something special which pretty much tells me all I need to know about him. Agenda Item 5.2 is Jason Rice of the Min. of Environment (MECP) telling us about the Ministry's role as the "Regulator". Seriously. This should be good for at least a few sniggers and smiles. Item 6 is the status update on the 2023 alleged Work Plan. It is difficult to get enthusiastic about a third party's decades long attempt to avoid spending money, avoid facing the long term informed local public and overall running interference for our local, world class polluter and heavy duty B/S artist. 

The second page of the Package is the start of the Minutes for the December 8/22 virtual RAC meeting. The bottom of page 2 has an awkward sentence likely indicating the author's misunderstanding of what "back diffusion" is and how it effects groundwater cleanup. The next page references "discussions" about various cleanup options past 2028. To date I would reference these "discussions" as primarily private and or secret. There are also claims that on-site containment of contaminants is holding despite long term pumping reductions. Regarding on-site direct cleanup of  their contamination, Lanxess stickhandled around the question with an indirect answer that they expect to pump & Treat on-site  "in perpetuity". In other words NO they do not want to spend money to properly clean up their site.

On page 4 there is a reference to myself actually being allowed to ask a question of Ramin Ansari of Lanxess. Of course my name was not directly included in the blessed, near spiritual writing of the RAC Minutes. Basically Ramin agreed that mathematically I was correct in that there was greater off-site pumping currently than there ever has been however that that was not translating into drawing contaminated groundwater off-site thus causing a loss of on-site hydraulic containment. Frankly I do not believe a word that comes out of his mouth or the MECP's. Too many decades of obfuscation and bullsh*t have lessened their credibility to zero. 



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