Tuesday, November 8, 2022


 Some say that harsh words are wasted when describing the subsets of human beings who enjoy lying and deceiving the rest of us. I disagree. They should be called out and they should be called out by name. This would include names like Ramin, Josef, David, Sandy, George, Dwight and Jeff. In the case of the last one he has retired and allegedly is actually doing charitable work . While that may not excuse his past behaviour it does however put him in perspective. It never fails to amaze me how some people are so successfully able to lead one life on the job and a totally different life off the job. Strange unless they are continuing to fake it as they have on the job. 

Just to be clear these names include employees of Uniroyal, Chemtura, Lanxess, MECP and Woolwich Township. That said I've recently received disturbing information that might somewhat mitigate the behaviour of the "employee" of Woolwich Township. Also apologies to those decent people with the same first names as those listed above.

Apparently Lanxess obviously with the acquiesence of Woolwich Township, want to "negotiate" a new understanding  regarding the timing of the completion of the restoration of the Elmira Aquifers. Apparently they feel that long term (as in decades) lying about that is just fine. Nothing to see here folks. Move along. More new lies and manipulation to follow. The most recent suggestions from the Region of Waterloo as well as from Dr. Richard Jackson are that 2050-2060 may be possible. No one is really sure and I can tell you that at the rate Lanxess are failing with their pump and treat it will likely be longer than that. 

How terribly convenient that the destroyer of our Elmira Aquifers and their corporate successors now want to discuss a new proposed cleanup date with the shameful so called citizens committee known as TAG. There are a number of good and decent people on that committee however the majority (especially the Chair) have proven themselves to be unduly under the influence of  both Lanxess and the Ontario Ministry of Environment (MECP). That is where the "shameful" remark comes in. 

We the citizens of Elmira and Woolwich were lied to about the completion cleanup date from about 1994 until about 2015. Many, many times Uniroyal, Crompton and Chemtura had the opportunity to come clean. They and the MECP chose to continue the charade and lies. The 2010-2014 Woolwich Council did step up. They told it straight when they accepted CPAC's written statement in June 2012 advising that 2028 cleanup would not happen. This was under the Chairmanship of Dr. Dan Holt. For this and other good deeds all the guilty parties ganged up on CPAC, lied and manipulated, including manufacturing a so called "crisis". Uniroyal had stormed out of a UPAC meeting back in 1998 and refused to attend those public meetings for at least six months until the then Chair Pat McLean gave them concessions to return. They did it again in very late 2014 and Woolwich Township under Sandy Shantz capitulated yet again.

And now the pile of stinking, rotten filth want TAG to negotiate a new deal. How about this Lanxess. Take a godd..n  hike but leave a few hundred million dollars behind to clean up your mess and maybe even more to pay for health care to those whose health you have ruined. That is the most generous "deal" you should ever get for your reprehensible  assaults on the environment and on human health.

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