Tuesday, August 9, 2022


 Looking firstly at the previous month's Minutes (i.e. June 23/22) I notice two items. Firstly Lanxess for some weird reason are not mandated to include carbon dioxide emissions (C02) in their Annual Environmental Report. TAG were concerned and commented upon that because C02 is a major component of greenhouse gases and contributes to global warming and climate change.

Secondly the rollover by Woolwich Township on the Hawkridge Homes subdivision across the street from Lanxess and Sulco may partially have been occasioned by new train operations across the street. Horns blaring in the middle of the night are a safety measure that can not be changed however by 2023 both companies must be compliant with train shunting noise. Interesting. 

Again Stantec, hired by Lanxess, claim that "...from a risk assessment perspective, it is acceptable to leave these "hotspots" in place." This is in reference to at least three known "hotspots" downstream from the Lanxess property (i.e. New Jerusalem Rd., Northfield Dr. and Jigs Hollow Rd.). Clearly TAG, CPAC and all informed and honest citizens no longer care for answers starting with "...from a risk assessment perspective...". Thank you Lanxess, GHD and Stantec for showing Woolwich, TAG and the world exactly how accurate, significant and biased Risk Assessments can be in the wrong hands. I am not yet ready to say that all Risk assessments are garbage but here in Elmira, Ontario they are batting 0 for 2. 

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