Wednesday, November 28, 2018


REMINDER: Tomorrow evening at 6:30 pm. the Technical Advisory Group meets in the Dodie Hummel room immediately beside Woolwich Council Chambers. Discussions will include the Groundwater study done on the Stroh property to the immediate east of Chemtura/Lanxess. As of the July 13, 2018 critique by the MOE (MECP) there are a number of concerns including a lack of monitoring wells , a lack of coordinated monitoring (ie. on & off site simultaneously) and a lack of determination of effects of the contaminated groundwater (NDMA, multiple chlorophenols) upon receptors whether human or otherwise. For me this also includes the effects of contaminated groundwater upon life in the Stroh Drain which is the surface water receptor of much of this groundwater.

Discussions will also include the Off-Site East Side Investigation by GHD on behalf of Lanxess. To date it has at best been superficial. All attempts possible have been made to properly avoid soil sampling in the "Gap" area despite both myself, CPAC and TAG members all requesting it be done. It is very likely that this area as well as the downgradient Stroh Drain are DDT and Dioxin/Furan "sinks" (ie. those Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) have collected there and slowly migrate during flood or heavy rain events).

The East Side Interceptor Trench was brought to both TAG and RAC's attention back in September of this year. At the moment I do not see it on the Agenda. This potential criminal negligence issue needs to be properly addressed now and a long time ago.

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