Tuesday, January 7, 2020


At least not one with any political/governmental association. MOE/MECP ...please that's not even funny. ERT or Environmental Review Tribunal. Nope. They turned down APT Environment's appeal against Crompton/MOE decades ago and as well mine back in 2008 against Chemtura/MOE. The Environmental Commissioner has done good work in the past thus the position no longer exists. Even the Ombudsman under Andre Marin had a good reputation hence he was let go in favour of someone a little more to the government of the days liking.

If there was an honest governmental broker they would be swamped with requests and appeals from citizens across Ontario. Cambridge and the Bishop St. community's environmental crisis was mishandled and grossly understated by the Region of Waterloo, Public Health, MOE, City of Cambridge etc. Grassy Narrows and the poisoning of the English-Wabigoon river system has been a public embarrassment for many decades and is still unresolved. Don't even get me started on Elmira. Even with the last couple of years admissions that contrary to the MOE June 2000 MOE Control Order the cleanup of the Elmira Aquifers will not be completed by 2028, there has been no outcry from our authorities or governments. In fact the Ministry of Environment (MOE/MECP) are on the verge of introducing a new amended Control Order to legitimize the failure of Uniroyal/Chemtura/Lanxess to comply with the old Control Order. That is how governments deal with environmental failures. They legitimize them.

Then there is the black and white topographical contour lines on the east side of the still grossly contaminated Uniroyal/Lanxess site in Elmira. These topographical contour lines are uncontested. Different sources including the GRCA and the province of Ontario have consistent contour lines showing the flowpath of overflowing liquids from the east side toxic waste pits southwards and eastwards off the Uniroyal/Lanxess property and onto the Martin and Stroh farms. Those two farms in the past and currently during heavy rain and flood events the Canagagigue Creek is the recipient of mobilized hydrophobic compounds (DDT , dioxins & more). Currently these compounds are likely still bonded with soil particles on the two farms but especially in the low lying areas to the immediate east of the north end of the Stroh Drain, Ditch and Berm (SDDB).

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