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TAP WATER STILL PROBLEMATIC, by Alan Marshall

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August 15, 2017

  This posting is in response to the recent Waterloo Region Record article titled “Tap water gains converts but we still fuss with it“. Essentially even tap water advocates admit that the taste of chlorine in the water puts people off. Thank goodness for that. Chlorine is not good for you. That said without chlorine […]


CAMBRIDGE LIKE ELMIRA CONTINUES TO GET THE VOLKSWAGON CLEANUP VERSUS THE CADILLAC VERSION

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July 6, 2017

The rubber meets the road with $$$$$$$$. I believe that $50 million is the figure for the long overdue cleanup in Grassy Narrows that Premier Wynne and the Liberals have promised. The people living there have suffered through no fault of their own and deserve every penny and more to restore their environment and stop […]


REMEDIAL OPTIONS SCREENING : NORTHSTAR & BISHOP ST. COMMUNITY CAMBRIDGE

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July 5, 2017

I renewed acquaintance with Tracy Hipel two days ago. Tracy has been an outspoken advocate, along with Debbie Vitez and others, in regards to the health and safety of the Bishop St. community residents. They have been victimized initially by Northstar and G.E.-Rozell via vapour intrusion into their homes that resulted from negligent handling and […]


ONTARIO MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT NEED TO BE PUBLICLY OUTED

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June 7, 2017

I’m sure that the MOECC could only improve if their budget was doubled tomorrow. They could hire the best environmental lawyers and go after the big boys with a vengeance. They could afford to prosecute and then go through the appeal system as required. The problem is at the top. Ministers and Deputy Ministers exist […]


NORTHSTAR STORY IN TODAY’S K-W RECORD

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June 5, 2017

Well done Anam Latiff and the Waterloo Region Record. https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7352199-ministry-looks-at-new-cleanup-options-at-cambridge-contamination-site-13-years-on/ Today’s story on the front page of the Local Section is titled “Ministry looks at new options for Northstar site”. The description of the planned new remediation methods is clear and straightforward and educational for the public. The focus on the health issues caused by […]


INTEGRITY COMMISSIONER STUMBLES IN CAMBRIDGE by Alan Marshall

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May 22, 2017

  Damning With Faint Praise Three female Cambridge Councillors present at an International Women’s day breakfast last March. Two of the three routinely (if not always) vote with Mayor Craig. The third Jan Liggett is her own person. She votes according to the issues which means sometimes she votes contrary to the Mayor’s position. Over […]


Cambridge… A History of our Drinking Water .. by Alan Marshall

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March 26, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017 HOW BAD DID CAMBRIDGE’S WATER USED TO BE? We all know lifetime smokers who have lived to 75 years of age. Ditto with people who are very overweight and or never exercised a day in their lives. Bad diets and fast food put some people in their graves by the time […]


Is Cambridge drinking water finally safe?…from the Elmira Advocate

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March 22, 2017

**Editors note** Alan Marshall runs the very informative Elmira Advocate.. He has been advocating for Elmira’s residents for years.. He also has been a great SUPPORT AND ADVOCATE for  the residents of Cambridge. Who have never been told the truth about how TRULY  toxic our drinking water ACTUALLY IS..  (Middleton St. Wellfield is located on […]


POSSIBLY TRULY CLEVER MUNICIPAL CORRUPTION? ( Cambridge Council?)

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January 4, 2017

Keep in mind the dictionary definition of corruption. It doesn’t have to be brown paper bags full of money changing hands as in the Karl Heinz Screiber / Brian Mulroney style. “Riddled with errors” is also a definition of corruption. I would add that deceit, deception and manipulation of the public for self-serving purposes are […]


REGION OF WATERLOO ANNUAL DRINKING WATER REPORTS – GLYPHOSATE

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April 27, 2015

  On Saturday April 18/15 I posted here that Woolwich Council had stepped up for West Montrose. This was in relation to the wholly inadequate Annual Reports allegedly describing this community’s contaminated raw water. A whole spectrum of issues concerning these Reports were raised by myself at the Woolwich Council meeting held on the Tuesday […]


BACK TO CAMBRIDGE DRINKING WATER

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April 21, 2014

O.K.  I’ve been back on-line searching for standards and guidelines regarding chlorine and or chloramines in drinking water. There is a hard maximim number for chloramines in your tap water and it is 3.0 mg/litre or 3 parts per million (ppm). A synonym for chloramine concentrations is combined residual. Free chlorine residual refers to chlorine […]


A LITTLE MORE REGARDING CAMBRIDGE WATER

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April 19, 2014

            Back on March 1 and 3 I posted here regarding Cambridge’s Annual (Drinking Water ) Reports. My focus was on industrial contamination, high Method Detection Limits, glaring data gaps including years between published test results and a lack of explanation and transparency for the multitude of drinking wells shut […]


SUMMARY OF CAMBRIDGE DRINKING WATER REPORTS

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March 4, 2014

Five broad points regarding Cambridge’s 2013 Annual Drinking Water Report. 1) Numerous ubiquitous or less so chemical compounds are not being reported. 2) The Region of Waterloo have full knowledge of serious industrial/chemical contamination in multiple Cambridge drinking wells. 3) The Region are “managing” this contamination via a number of methods including dilution/blending, redrilling & […]


MORE ON CAMBRIDGE’S DRINKING WATER REPORTS

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March 4, 2014

        There are three water systems not mentioned yet and they are the Pinebush Well System, the Shades Mill System and the Turnbull Well System. The Pinebush System consists of wells P10, P11 and P17. The P stands for Preston and these wells are located just slightly east of the former Ciba-Geigy, […]


Government Conspiracy to Minimize perceived Health Damage in Cambridge

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July 12, 2011

After twenty-two years involvement with contaminated sites, both with hands on experience and with the reading of hundreds of groundwater reports I consider myself extremely knowledgeable regarding the transport and fate of toxic compounds in the subsurface via groundwater.  I do not consider myself an expert in regards to air transport of contaminants.  This also […]


Human Suffering Caused by VAPOUR INTRUSION

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July 11, 2011

Literally for decades people in the Bishop St.community in Cambridge suffered serious health consequences coming from inside their own homes. It affected parents and children including headaches, nausea, sleepiness, eye and respiratory irritation, impaired concentration and worse. From kidney, liver and reproductive damage to autoimmune diseases, developmental and neurologic effects all the way to fatal […]


RMOW annual Drinking Water Reports (2010) & older

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March 16, 2011

From the Elmira Advocate ………. comments invited below If the purpose of these reports is to reassure the uninformed public that all is well with our drinking water than they have suceeded.  If on the other hand the purpose is to give an accurate, truthful presentation which encompasses a much bigger picture of our drinking […]


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