Monthly Archives: April 2010

“An Open Letter” too… City of Cambridge, Region of Waterloo, Ministry of Environment & Public Health

April 18, 2010

This is an Open Request..   To have all Wells in Cambridge Tested for the following:   NDMA, Dioxins, toluene, Zylcnes, Ethyl Benzene,1,1,1,. trichloresthase 1,1,2.. Trichloroethane, chloroform, pyrene, styrene, phenol, hexachlorobenzene, all chlorophenois, 1,4 Dioxane, THM’s, and MEK and MIBK   Can you please test them at a very low Method Detection Limit? Being told that […]

Trihalomethanes (THMs) ” are you getting some idea on how deadly this cocktail could be, if ignored in the city of Cambridge?

April 18, 2010

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Trihalomethanes (THMs) are chemical compounds in which three of the four hydrogen atoms of methane (CH4) are replaced by halogen atoms. Many trihalomethanes find uses in industry as solvents or refrigerants. THMs are also environmental pollutants, and many are considered carcinogenic. Trihalomethanes with all the same halogen atoms are called […]

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

April 16, 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 […]

My response to the Ministry of Environment’s email.. Re Cambridge Drinking water

April 14, 2010

To: Debbie Vitez Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 3:43 PM Subject: RE: Canadian General Tower Cambridge Hi Phil, I want to Thank you for getting back too me so quickly. I have some questions I hope you can answer for me.. Can I formally request that you test all the wells in Cambridge for the […]

Ministry of Environment responds to my email

April 14, 2010

—– Original Message —– From: Shewen, Phil (ENE) To: Debbie Vitez Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 3:43 PM Subject: RE: Canadian General Tower Cambridge Hi Debbie,   In response to your request I asked our drinking water section for assistance in answering your concerns and they provided the following information:   •           Ontario has developed […]

Northstar contamination area too small for study into deaths and illness, residents told

April 8, 2010

This ran in the KW Record.. comments invited below April 07, 2010 By Kevin Swayze, Record staff CAMBRIDGE — Some residents again called for a health study into all the deaths and illness in the chemically contaminated Bishop Street neighbourhood at a public meeting Wednesday night. But environment and health officials said the study area […]

Bishop Street Open House April 7, 2010 ( included here, a link from the Nov.2007 open house)

April 6, 2010

Just a reminder of what we experienced 3 years ago when we allowed them to bamboozle us with their TCE Dance.. We have a new meeting on April 7th.. To those of you whom have lived and continue to live it.. Ask the tough questions this time.. No more being baffled by their  “hired hands […]

Deadly Chemicals present in our drinking water.. and what does it mean when there is more then one VOC present?

April 1, 2010

  Understanding chemical contamination can be confusing, particularly if you’re not up to speed on the acronyms like DCE, TCE or Cis.   All are part of a family of substances known as “volatile organic compounds.”  VOC’s. Many are also part of a category of chemicals known as “hazardous air pollutants.”….         […]