Tuesday, October 19, 2021

POLITICAL COLLUSION & PRIVATE CONSULTATION THRIVE - PUBLIC CONSULTATION DOES NOT

GRCA, RMOW & GHD CONSULTANTS HAVE FAILED TO RESPOND TO DATE - GHD HAVE HAD LEAST AMOUNT OF TIME .................................................................................................................. Well it's getting down to the end of guilty parties to send my question to. The question of course is "Would you like to receive the complete copy of the recent soil analyses?" Now I should also add that I have never referred to the owner of the Stroh farm as a "guilty party". Firstly he is not a party but an individual. Secondly while there is literally decades of data and facts condemning the behaviour of Uniroyal/Crompton/Chemtura/Laxness; their dealings with their east side neighbour have been much less public. Nevertheless I may yet send my question to Lanxess and possibly one more. We will see. ............................................................................................................. Maybe the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) are just smarter than the other listed parties. Maybe not but they sure are keeping their heads down. So far so too the Region of Waterloo. I do expect some response from GHD but maybe they too are beginning to understand that it could be a no win question. Let me explain. Possibly as many as fifteen local citizens have been in possession of this seven page lab report for many weeks. Not one of those honest souls demanded conditions prior to their receiving the complete report. Yes there have been some questions AFTER RECEIVING it that I have answered as best as possible. ................................................................................................................ This is the nub of the exercise. Would any of the parties involved with the "cleanup" process, step up and flatly state that yes they would like to see soil sample results allegedly taken from a dioxin/DDT contaminated area being ignored by Lanxess/GHD and the Ministry of Environment? Being ignored I might add after years of requests and evidence being presented. This includes formal appeals to TAG from their TAG colleague Sebastian Seibel-Achenbach as well as by me to RAC. While my experiment is still ongoing I believe that I have flushed out the last vestiges of credibility from the likes of RAC and TAG. Not so much as a whisper from any of their individual members even asking me for clarification. Nope nothing but a litany of conditions and hoops and loops from their Chairs that they allegedly want satisfied BEFORE they even dirty their little hands by touching a professional lab report analyzing and finding dioxins/furans in said soil samples. ............................................................................................................ I fully expect that any positive response now received will be a lie. Hell that's what's been done for decades. Why would they change now? Collusion between municpal councils and the polluter, whether tacit or explicit, whether primarily with the Mayor or privately with a group of councillors has been the norm. No one can possibly police private council meetings outside the council chambers. Or private telephone or e-mail conversations. To even suggest transparency is utter bullsh.t. Collusion between Uniroyal Chemical and the Ontario Ministry of Environment was rampant in the 1980s. Private meetings on private property kept the public in the dark as the two parties responsible for the destruction of the Elmira water supply and poisoning of Elmira citizens colluded to avoid condemnation and censure. That has never stopped. Public consultation via UPAC and the early CPAC was a sham with Uniroyal friends and willing deal makers always in charge. .......................................................................................................... Fifteen soil samples were properly taken and stored. Two (one composite sample) have been analyzed. There are lots more soil samples to be analyzed and I expect that just like the soil samples taken in the 2017 and 2020 Canagagigue Creek Sediment & Soil Investigations; that the dioxin/furan and DDT results will be all over the map with many well above any and all health based criteria. Lanxess are you ready for that? The east side coverup is but one more blatant public lie designed to benefit guilty private and public parties who shamelessly have caused public health damages whether for face saving purposes or money saving purposes.

Monday, October 18, 2021

YES DOROTHY ALL OUR AUTHORITIES ARE COMPROMISED (CORRUPT?) - GRCA & WOOLWICH COUNCIL

There are varying levels of corruption. As of right now I have approached by e-mail six different groups with exactly ZERO responses actually saying the magic word namely Yes! Yes we would like the complete copy of the recently acquired professional soil sample analyses done by Pacific Rim Labs. There have also been exactly ZERO responses to date saying YES we would appreciate those analyses up front although of course we may well have questions about them afterwards. What there has been is FOUR outright refusals based upon somewhat similar internal requirements which most or all may well have already been satisfied. Of course when the corrupt bodies refuse to even accept and look at the seven page lab report how will they know that? .................................................................................................. The four outright refusals include TAG, RAC, MECP (Environment Ministry) and Woolwich Council. Beyond both stupid and shameful. The remaining two bodies approached are the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) and the Region of Waterloo Council. Now on their behalf I will say that to date the GRCA and RMOW have not responded to the question. The GRCA have had several days and did send an e-mail response to the effect that they were out of the office. (???) The Regional Councillors really have had very little time to respond although my e-mail went to at least a dozen of them and nobody has so much as acknowledged receipt so far. ................................................................................................................... I also sent an e-mail to individual Woolwich Councillors last week and interestingly Scott McMillan responded in the negative on behalf of all of them. This was similar to Sandy Shantz responding in the negative on behalf of all the RAC members and Tiffany to all the TAG members. What a coincidence (not!). While a party whip at the provincial or federal level might be impressed with that solidarity/unanimity; at the local, municipal level it really is seriously perverted. Councillors are elected at the local level to represent the citizens within their wards not to join hands with fellow councillors in order to avoid dealing with difficult issues. The same goes for RAC and TAG. I always refused as a UPAC and CPAC member to be publicly silenced by the Chair or anybody else. I was a citizen first and my loyalty was to the public interest not to an individual or heaven forbid to Woolwich Township manipulators. Sometime soon I may post the letter received from the Qualified Person (name witheld) who advises that all of this similar behaviour refusing lab results by the numerous guilty parties is simply a smokescreen to prevent any but vetted, approved and paid for, loyal to Lanxess experts, from sampling, testing and releasing professional results that Lanxess can misinterpret, minimize or ignore at will. ................................................................................................................. There may be one or two more parties shortly receiving my opportunity to receive lab results. What I am seeing so far is absolutely blatant collusion among the guilty parties. I am also seeing incredible cowardice by individual members refusing to "step out of line". TAG in particular are a terrible disappointment. There are some good members there who need to step up and ask themselves what the hell is going on. Were they recruited initially and advised to sign some form of Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) or has their silence been imposed upon them afterwards? Silence is consent and TAG members have heard the truth from fellow member Sebastian and nothing but lies from Lanxess and friends. Step up and support the truth!

Saturday, October 16, 2021

COLLUSION BETWEEN GUILTY PARTIES INCLUDES SMOKESCREENS - MECP REFUSES PROFESSIONAL LAB RESULTS

The question of why they are doing this is a very simple one. PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY. All the guilty parties can honestly say that they do not have any soil samples from in and around the Stroh Drain with dioxin/furan detections. Of course this is only true if they themselves refuse to take and analyse soil samples and if they can refuse to accept citizens' properly taken, stored and analysed soil samples. Jason Rice of the Ministry of Expanded Corporate Pollution (MECP) (O.K. that title is a bit of humour) sent me a long winded list of conditions, terms, bullsh.t, reasonable expectations for soil sampling and analysis etc. Most of them have been met. The fact is very simple: The Ontario Ministry of Environment in collusion with the other guilty parties are throwing up a smokescreen. They are buttressing their and the polluter's monopoly on investigating. ....................................................................................................................... How much collusion do you ask? Sandy Shantz and Scott McMillan together might be able to technically describe the difference between a bunsen burner and a cigarette lighter (on a good day). Despite this both of them referenced scientific requirements of which they don't have a clue. Sandy somewhat hid behind Tiffany whereas Scott went full bore with this:"...how the samples were obtained, were all necessary permissions granted, who obtained them, what was the process, what was the scientific method and controls governing their collection..." blah, blah, blah. Yes Dorothy we as Canadians routinely elect dishonest twits at all political levels. The fact is that most of these "requirements" have been met but the guilty parties are SAYING NO BEFORE THEY SEE THE LAB REPORT. That professional lab report, within itself answers and clarifys many of the normal requirements for soil samples. .............................................................................................................................. So to date we have TAG, RAC and the Ontario MECP begging me NOT TO SEND THEM THE LAB RESULTS. Hoo boy are they both stupid and corrupt? Oh and besides the fact that most normal sampling and analysis conditions have been met is the fact that dioxins are much hardier and more stable in soil then say volatile organic solvents. Those (VOCs) have a very short shelf life because they volatolize into a gas as their name implies. Dioxins, PCBs etc. are hydrophobic and bond tightly with soils and DO NOT DEGRADE well. This is what makes them PERSISTENT Organic Pollutants. Therefore the to date unanalyzed soil samples are viable for a very long time. ............................................................................................. Lastly I have obtained a formal opinion from what the MECP and Lanxess just love namely a Qualified Person. This expert spells out exactly what all the guilty Elmira and area parties are doing hiding behind alleged scientific requirements that they think only they can provide. IT is called THROWING UP A SMOKESCREEN to avoid professional scientific data not provided by themselves and fellow travellors. ........................................................................................................... More corruption exposure is coming.

Friday, October 15, 2021

NOW RAC REFUSE TO ACCEPT SOIL DIOXIN ANALYSES FROM STROH DRAIN AREA

RAC - Remediation Advisory Committee i.e. a bunch of bureaucrats and politicians devoted to the joys of sustaining and maintaining the status quo despite the costs to their own souls and to the health of both the environment and to their fellow human beings. ................................................................................................................ Earlier in the week the Woolwich Council appointed TAG committee flatly refused to accept the complete seven page professional laboratory analyses by a very well known lab who specialize in dioxin/furan analysis. They analyzed two different soil samples, one a composite and one not, and the composite sample actually had higher concentrations of dioxins/furans than the other one. A composite soil sample is one made up from multiple other samples with equal amounts of each mixed together and analyzed as one. The idea is to cover a larger area of ground at less expense. .................................................................................................. This lab (Pacific Rim) is highly reputable and their seven page report answers many of the questions that both TAG and RAC have put forth as excuses not to accept the report. The scientific methodology for analysis is detailed, storage conditions, EPA Reference Method, Chain of Custody etc. The irony is that most of the dishonest idiots demanding this additional information BEFORE they even look at the lab report, don't have a clue what they are talking about. How could they, they are politicians taking orders privately and then mouthing the excuses the MECP, Lanxess and others tell them to. ........................................................................................................ One hand washes the other and each part of the group hides behind the other. It is an incestuous, corrupt process with a purpose. Maintain the decades old Elmira Water Crisis coverup both for the company's and Ministry of Environment's financial gain as well as to minimize the total destruction of all their reputations in the public's eye. ........................................................................................................................ Sandy Shantz as co-Chair of RAC states "Any technical reports should be sent to TAG. I believe Tiffany replied to your request. Feel free to forward them to her for TAG's review if they meet the scientific requirements as she outlined them." Sandy hired Tiffany at $1,000 per meeting. Tiffany does as she is told. So the two bodies appointed by Woolwich Council six years ago ostensibly to assist with the cleanup of the Elmira Aquifers and the Canagagigue Creek both refuse to even receive much less seriously look at a seven page professional report showing soil dioxin contamination where Lanxess & the MECP deny it exists by their refusing to take either their own soil samples or anybody else's. .................................................................................................................. ........................................................... THAT FOLKS IS ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP AND PUBLIC CONSULTATION IN WOOLWICH TOWNSHIP (ELMIRA)

Thursday, October 14, 2021

TAG (TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUP) REFUSE A COPY OF PROFESSIONAL LAB ANALYSES OF DIOXINS/FURANS IN SOIL AROUND STROH DRAIN

This was done by the TAG Chair, Tiffany Svensson, last Saturday in an e-mail to me. Lest we forget of course, Lanxess and the Ontario Ministry of Environment have refused many times to take soil samples anywhere near the Stroh Drain since I and CPAC (Citizens Public Advisory Committee) found it in 2014. This now proven, by five lines of evidence (soil twice, groundwater, sediments and topographical contours), contaminated area to the immediate east of Uniroyal/Lanxess apparently is a) either a bridge too far for the guilty parties b) a hot potato far too damaging to both Lanxess/MECP's credibility. ............................................................................................................. Tiffany to her credit did attempt an explanation. Her first two sentences are "TAG is interested in any relevant and scientifically defensible analytical data. This means that all analytical results need to be accompanied by documentation that provides the why, where, when, how and who collected the sample(s)." Unstated by Tiffany are the following fictional sentences namely: "Horrible things will occur if I, Tiffany, accept willy nilly any analytical data not provided by bought and paid for, client driven consultants whose loyalty is solely to their well heeled, paying client, Lanxess Canada. These horrible things would include me losing my $1,000 per meeting stipend and amenable TAG members losing their status as members of a professional committee of experts. Woolwich Council as they've done in the past would bounce their butts from the committee in a heartbeat. If that isn't enough then studies have proven that soil samples obtained by untrained, unqualified persons have been known to self explode causing untold catastrophes, damages and injury." .......................................................................................................................... Phew, well I got that out of my system. Obviously I believe that Tiffany is full of it. Yes, after receiving the seven page lab analyses done by a recognized expert in the field (Pacific Rim), I would expect some questions that were not answered in the seven page report. The qualifications however of Pacific Rim would not be one of them. Nor would the concentrations of dioxins/furans found in the soil samples. None of us involved with this project had any doubts that the first attack by the professional liars would be the where and who collected the soil samples. Both the MECP (Min. of Environment) and consultants involved have a jealously guarded monopoly on taking soil samples. This has nothing to do with accuracy of results and everything to do with total control of information. Information is power and if you are going to be involved in a conspiracy to coverup the truth you desperately need that monopoly. ......................................................................................................... Oh and by the way just to state the obvious, no you can't go to your local supermarket for example and order a pound of 2,3,7,8 TCDD (dioxin) and then send it out for analysis. The samples taken were done so after consultation with accredited experts as to all the necessary conditions. TAG's failure to straight up accept the written seven page lab report first and then ask questions and decide what weight to put on that evidence is to their everlasting shame. ................................................................................................................... As I reflected here earlier on it does appear that TAG members are under some sort of communications blackout with stakeholders not vetted and approved by Mayor Shantz and Chair Svensson (& Lanxess). I say this for the benefit of TAG members as I have e-mailed them directly with information and generally they do not respond. I believe that there are other good TAG members on that committee who unfortunately, misguidedly, follow inappropriate orders. If I'm wrong on this then they are all as bad as their two worst members and that is indeed disheartening.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

THINGS HEATING UP AGAIN BETWEEN THE PRETEND MAYOR AND I

Below are two very recent e-mails in Reverse Order. Also I just looked at my title above and realized that it could be misinterpreted however the content of the e-mails should make it much clearer. .................................................................................................... ............................................................................................ Sandy: First of all thanks to either Dave Brenneman or Scot McMillan for your response yesterday. My bet is that it was David. Secondly the road to hell is paved with good intentions and frankly I'm pretty skeptical about good intentions in this case. Finally I did not "raise questions", There were three rhetorical questions on the second page which provided examples of corruption to all but the intentionally obtuse. Refusing to honestly and forthrightly discuss these issues with those persons directly involved (i.e. CPAC) is why your and the Township's veracity is being questioned by myself. ............................................................................................................ Lastly your response depicting Varnicolor Chemical as being "history" is strange. 5 1/2 years ago we both attended a Risk Assessment meeting in Council Chambers in which Elmira Pump (new owners of Varnicolor site) were attempting to get a Record of Site Condition (RSC) from the MOE/MECP. Elmira Pump's consultant presented their Risk Assessment showing that shallow contamination is very mild although there were still some chemicals at depth on the site. At that point remediation was ongoing for the last twenty years and I was advised that the MOE/MECP refused the RSC and that pump & treat remediation was continuing. At this point I must expect that it is still continuing which means that 25 years of remediation have not fixed what the Ontario MOE relentlessly claimed was minor shallow contamination not affecting deeper aquifers and Elmira's drinking water. The reports and evidence I have points to that being utter bull. The MOE of course have been very difficult in providing CPAC with all Varnicolor/Elmira Pump hydrogeological reports even after being formally requested to do so by CPAC when they were the Council appointed public representatives (2011-Aug. 2015). ................................................................................................................................. Alan Marshall P.S. Running & hiding from citizen activists merely breeds greater suspicion of corruption. Refusing to provide reports relevant to the public interest (Elmira drinking aquifers) does the same. ............................................................................................ ..................................................................................................... On Friday, October 8, 2021, 12:27:03 p.m. EDT, Sandy Shantz wrote: ............................................................................................................. Thank you for the Varnicolour history. ............................................................................................................ You raise questions about what is and is not corruption. The answer would be made based on a complete look at the facts, not one small piece of the picture. We can each answer the question according to our knowledge of all the data we have, but without knowing intent, corruption is a very subjective charge. .................................................................................................................................. Sandy

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

MY WRITTEN RESPONSE TO SANDY'S CHALLENGE TO ME AT THE RAC MEETING

From: agmarshall@rogers.com Sent: October 8, 2021 10:56 AM To: Ramin.ansari@lanxess.com; kbelan@regionofwaterloo.ca; lgerber@torstar.ca; lhussain@ontario.ca; jrice@ontario.ca; SShantz@woolwich.ca; SMcMillan@woolwich.ca; dwight.este@lanxess.ca; grca@grandriver.ca; FRedekop@woolwich.ca Subject: copy of last night's RAC Delegation .................................................................................................................. .......................................................................................................... RAC: While my Delegation was likely uncomfortable for you nevertheless most of you held up like troopers. Well done. ................................................................................................................................. ................Sandy requested written "proof" of corruption which is a high standard especially when she thinks she'll be the Judge. ...................................................................................................................................... Lets see: Glen McDonald an MOE/MECP Investigations & Enforcement Branch employee was fired and criminally charged regarding his tipping off Severin Argenton (Varnicolor Chemical) to an impending police/MOE raid.. Without prior discussion or warning those charges were reduced at court to Breach of Trust for which he was convicted. ............................................................................................................................................ Jim Dochstader, MOE employee (Sarnia area) was also charged and convicted for corrupt activities. ...................................................................................................... ........................................................................ Dave Ireland (MOE) was quoted in the K-W Record as stating that Varnicolor Chemical were in full compliance with their Certificate of Approval in 1990. ........................................................................................................................................... Arley McDonald (MOE) publicly stated at a Varnicolor Liason Committee meeting (media present) that there were no buried drums at Varnicolor's Lot 91 site. Myself and Rich Clausi presented colour photographs of buried drums poking out of the ground WITH wooden stakes and MOE flags attached. ........................................................................................................... Gord Robinson (MOE) and his very English MOE sidekick presented MOE photographs to Richard and I "proving" that there was no buried concrete tank immediately beside the just excavated road tanker on the Varnicolor property. In fact one of the MOE officers was in the photograph actually standing on top of the concrete tank and you could see both rebar and broken concrete by his feet. The next dig initiated by Richard, Ted and I of APT removed the concrete tank. ......................................................................................................... This tank and tanker were connected by pipes to an inside floor drain used for illegal dumping to which I testified to the MOE. This was a large scale illegal dumping operation covered up by the Ontario MOE that affected Elmira's drinking water. ........................................................................................................ From 1989 until 2014 UPAC & CPAC allegedly were given all the ground and surface water reports relevant to Uniroyal contamination and migration. However in the spring of 2014 I discovered a flowing drain/creek running parallel to the Uniroyal/Chemtura border on the Stroh property only about ten metres away from the Chemtura property line. This Drain had a pipe at the northern end which runs constantly obviously draining groundwater. Stroh & Lanxess??? ..................................................................................................... Furthermore satellite and aerial photographs show manmade lines running across the Uniroyal/Lanxess site from the north-east over to the south-east Stroh property line just above (north) the Stroh Drain and metal pipe into it. To date there has been no plausible /reasonable explanation given, ................................................................................................................ There are maps from 1983 published in 1985 (Uniroyal Waste History...by Jackman, Smith & Ralston) as well as in 1991 by CH2MHILL (behalf of RMOW) that question the true location of GP-1 (gravel pit 1). Is it corruption Sandy if the Ontario MOE go along with a phony "cleanup" on-site of the alleged GP-1 location in order to deny and avoid an off-site cleanup on the Stroh property where likely the bulk of the overflowing east side pits toxic contents ended up? ............................................................................................................. Is it corruption when immediately after these discoveries are publicly presented to CPAC, Chemtura, MOE, CRA etc. that Chemtura & the MOE begin boycotting those public meetings followed by the new incoming Woolwich Council manufacturing a crisis in order to get rid of CPAC? ............................................................................................................ Is it corruption when both Lanxess & MECP refuse to take soil samples in and around the Stroh Drain for fear of finding what they already know is there? ......................................................................................................................................... The above is just from memory without even doing some looking. Be very careful what you ask for Sandy. .................................................................................................. ............... Alan Marshall member of CPAC & Elmira EH-Team