Monday, August 21, 2023


Saturday's (2 days ago) posting of the Elmira Advocate was sent to all of Woolwich Council (6 members) as well as to CPAC .  The posting was in regards to what has been a very quiet, deliberate reduction in on-site pumping of shallow groundwater (UACTS) that normally discharges into the Canagagigue Creek. It was this discharge of grossly contaminated groundwater that kept the "Gig" uninhabitable for most desirable fish species. Suckers, shiners and carp could survive in some areas of the Creek but despite the ending of open discharge into on-site pits, ponds and lagoons in the late 1960s, the Creek remained heavily polluted simply from ongoing shallow, groundwater discharge. After 1997-98 and the implementation of the Upper Aquifer Containment & Treatment System which consisted of ten or eleven shallow pumping wells, visible improvement of the Creek began. These improvements of course did nothing for the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) already in the creekbank soils and bottom sediments. DDT, dioxins/furans, PCBs, PAHs etc. have all done major damage to various lifeforms in and around the Creek for the last 75 years. 

As per last Saturday's posting the reductions in shallow aquifer pumping & treating have been dramatic. Dramatic and very, very quiet. Quiet to the point of being surreptitious. Quiet to the point of being sneaky. Quiet to the point of being a coordinated attempt to secretly undermine a major component of the cleanup of the Canagagigue Creek. There is virtually no way that this has not been discussed very quietly by Uniroyal/Crompton/Chemtura/Lanxess  with the Ontario Ministry of Environment (MECP). Clearly in collusion those two (at a minimum)  decided to keep these financial savings to Chemtura/Lanxess quiet and secret. 

The monthly Progress Reports merely indicate the pumping rates (on & off site) for the current month. They do not indicate past pumping rates and they certainly do not point out when their pumping rates have been consistently decreasing over the decades. My goodness but that might even arouse the ire and angst of the most complacent. Regarding sending this info directly to RAC and TAG I think I may wait and see on that one. Or let others such as councillors do the job.     

1 comment:

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