Thursday, May 14, 2015


Today's Elmira Independent has reported that the current CPAC which has been in place for well over four years now has received a $5,650 grant from the Region of Waterloo Community Environment Fund. The grant is for the purpose of testing soils and sediments near and by the Canagagigue Creek downstream from Chemtura Canada. CPAC's Application did not make any allegations or inferences regarding the integrity of other parties involved in doing this kind of work. Personally speaking however I am thrilled to see CPAC take this leadership role under the Chairmanship of Dr. Dan Holt and with the excellent work done by CPAC member Graham Chevreau.

Gail Martin's article also speaks to very high levels of DDT (& dioxins) found downstream in the Creek by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment in 2012 and 2013. Currently they are keeping the 2014 results to themselves which is typical of their hypocrisy. Quoting Gail: "These results point to a possible new source of contamination along the creekbank.". Furthermore Gail states "This is in addition to concerns that have been raised about the potential that contaminated groundwater may have flowed offsite from the Chemtura property, after the discovery of a drain on private property to the east of former waste pits.".

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