Monday, July 15, 2013


I had a long conversation with a CPAC (Chemtura Public Advisory Committee) member this weekend and that person came up with a very interesting scenario which I will now present. Keep in mind that this scenario is based upon circumstantial evidence and the fact that the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (M.O.E.) have lied to and deceived the Woolwich Township public before.

FACT: We have been advised that the partial cleanup of GP1 & 2 at Chemtura will cost $2.5- 3.0 million.

FACT: Chemtura claims that no toxic chemicals are leaving their site from GP1 & 2.

FACT: The M.O.E. are publicly backing Chemtura's above claim.

FACT: The most recent M.O.E. study (2012) indicates that Dioxins and DDT are still migrating downstream in the
Canagagigue Creek most likely from Chemtura.

FACT: While both the M.O.E. and Chemtura claim it is a voluntary cleanup ($2.5- 3.0 million) this same company insist
they can't afford to fund a professional peer review consultant for CPAC to the tune of $10,000.

FACT: A CPAC member (Ron Campbell) asked an excellent question of Chemtura at the last public CPAC meeting June 27/13,
namely if you're so broke and this cleanup isn't mandatory or being ordered by the M.O.E. then why are you doing it
at all? Neither Chemtura nor the M.O.E. cared to respond to Ron's question.

CONCLUSIONS: Woolwich residents, their representatives (CPAC) and Woolwich Council have been bypassed yet again in regards to the Elmira cleanup. Most likely there once again have been private, secret negotiations between Chemtura and the M.O.E., intentionally and dishonestly eliminating the most honest and best informed citizens from the process. Chemtura have long favoured private negotiations with CPAC with the express purpose of keeping the public in the dark, contrary to CPAC's mandate. The Ontario M.O.E. are incredible hypocrites both enabling these private, backroom deals with Chemtura while publicly trumpeting public consultation via the Chemtura Public Advisory Committee . Meanwhile thank god this Woolwich Council, I believe, only has one hypocrite on it who insists that CPAC should play nice and not confront either Chemtura or the M.O.E. That hypocrite will continue their campaign to keep me off of CPAC.

1 comment:

  1. That hypocrite who intentionally subverted the will of CPAC where he had been outvoted four to one is Councillor Mark Bauman.