Tuesday, November 22, 2011


The Chemtura Public Advisory Committee meeting is being held at the Woolwich Council Chambers on Church St. in Elmira this Thursday at 6 pm.. I received a copy of the Draft Agenda last Friday and it is shaping up to be another interesting meeting. A week ago today I posted a proposed Agenda here on the Advocate and a number of those items are on the Draft Agenda. Missing are the following items which I feel are important enough to receive at least brief mention and discussion:
First and foremost my Delegation last month included a copy of a newspaper article from the Elmira Independent dated June 11, 2004 which recorded a Motion by CPAC to make source removal of contaminants a Standing Agenda item at each future meeting. Clearly this should be on this Agenda and all future items until or unless CPAC votes and amends this Standing Agenda item.
125 drum carcasses were excavated this summer from the southwest corner (M2). How much soil was removed with them? Were lab tests done on the soil? Was there any visbly stained soil? Were photographs taken? All these questions and more need to be answered.
The M.O.E. have yet to respond to David Marks request concerning their Rationale for not pursuing other sources in Elmira. Public Consultation does not mean that either Chemtura or the M.O.E. can pick and choose which questions they answer.

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