1994 Report: showing evidence of VOC”s ( volatile organic chemicals) including TCE in Cambridge’s drinking water

By  | November 15, 2011 | 4 Comments | Filed under: Cambridge's Dirty Drinking Water

I ran this April 10,2010


Re: Cambridge Drinking water.. Middleton St pumping station Canadian General Tower and Ciba Geigy
Below you will find 3 links.. they include.

A report by Brenda Thompson ( along with others)  who took it upon themselves 16 years ago…to try and warn us…” The Public” about the deadly chemicals present in our drinking water..

Only to be annihilated in the press and their lives made unbearable by the Powers that be..
Brenda no longer resides in Cambridge!!?

Personally I would like to Thank All of you…for the effort you made…

Today, we have this Advocate to play out such events..
No more false rumours in the local press..

The second and third links..  Region of Waterloo reporting to the Ministry of Environment.. and an update from
1997 pertaining to the old Ciba Geigy site..Yes it’s still there…

City Hall and the Region are all aware of this..
As are the Ministry of Environment and Public Health

15 Years later.. 2009 …and as this link clearly shows.. Nothing has changed..
VOC’s still present..This is the latest reading at the Middleton Street Well.

Some things never change.. But they have too..
We can’t change the past but we sure can control the future..

You the “Public” have to start asking questions and demanding answers..

Ask for test results in writing and the names of the Companies testing our water.
Starting with this person Phil Shewan from the Ministry of Environment suggests below.

From Phil Shewan..

As your questions pertain to the sampling and operation of the wells I contacted the Region of Waterloo and  requestedthat they respond directly to your questions. Please note that all sampling records are available through the Region of Waterloo.

For further information please contact

Olga Vrentzos, Manager of Water Operations and Maintenance,

at the Region of Waterloo 519-575-4757 x 3144.








More contact information.. I recommend contacting all of them..

Let them know you are not going to stand by another 16 years while more suffer with a cancer other serious illness’ that could possibly be prevented.


Contact the Mayor of Cambridge
Ken Seiling… Regional Chair..


4 Responses to 1994 Report: showing evidence of VOC”s ( volatile organic chemicals) including TCE in Cambridge’s drinking water

  1. Debbie Vitez November 15, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I publish this today to honour the 3 woman who risked plenty to expose what was going on back then.
    2 of these women no longer live in Cambridge.

    If you try to access the link to the Region for the water results you will find they have vanished.. wtf..


    People are dying and have died way to young from this… we need to stay on board now and get the job done properly.

  2. Debbie Vitez November 15, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Another reason why I say do not trust the Ministry of Environment

    I personally questioned them about the Middleton Street pumping station on why they didn’t go after the polluter..
    They said they couldn’t prove who was responsible!!!!!..
    Meanwhile Canadian General Tower is located right across the street.
    The only chemical factory on that side of town.

  3. stella.rella@yahoo.ca'
    stella griminnistree November 18, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Is it not freekin amazing how many of our elected officials seem to be blind, dumb or mute….

  4. Debbie Vitez November 18, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Oh trust me they are not blind, dumb or mute.
    WE ARE !!!.. for allowing it to continue..

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