Friday, October 21, 2022


 This is likely going to take a couple of days or more to elucidate here. We begin with the unholy trinity namely Uniroyal Chemical, the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Woolwich Twp. One can also include the Region of Waterloo if one wishes. For decades Woolwich Township have coddled and protected Uniroyal even while allegedly talking tough to them. In fact the whole "cleanup" has been nothing more than a sham and for appearances. Appearances primarily to avoid riots in the street and Uniroyal management being run out of town on a rail. The sham has included Woolwich likely via the corporate strategy of blackmail and extortion. As long known by honest brokers every single landfill inside and near outside of Elmira has been filled with toxic industrial wastes including those from Uniroyal Chemical. These landfills generally do not have leachate controls or much else and hence they leak both into groundwater as well as those close enough into the Canagagigue Creek. And into Shirt Factory Creek. And into Landfill Creek etc. That combined with the Elmira Sewage Treatment Plant overflows due to local Infill & Infiltration issues combined with heavy rains causing untreated and or undertreated discharges to the Creek, basically neither the Region nor the Township are in any position to lecture or hector Uniroyal and corporate successors about their environmental failures. Of this they have been TOLD.

Then we have the issue of Uniroyal having a history of partial and inadequate cleanups on their property. This includes RPE-3, RPW-5, TPW-2, RPW-6, and other assorted pits and ponds that they haven't even pretended to clean up. Oh and of course BAE-1 took two separate cleanups seventeen years apart to get the job done or at least allegedly done. Because of this history there is concern that for example the September-December 1993 cleanup of the "consolidation pits" RPE-4 & 5 may have not been done properly or fully. Likely RPW-7 can also be added to that list (DNAPL issues). Finally RB-1 & 2 are also problematic. 

Another issue which we will explore further tomorrow regards the so called surprise water test results that came back in November 1989. Allegedly the Ontario Ministry of Environment tested for NDMA for the first time in September 1989 and in November found NDMA exceedances in Elmira's well water. Such incredibly convenient timing as we shall see. 

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