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Debbie Vitez

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

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November 15, 2011

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 […]


My open letter to the Waterloo Health Department regarding TCE

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September 30, 2011

—– Original Message —– From: Debbie Vitez To: Whsiuli@Region.Waterloo.On.Ca Cc: nliana@region.waterloo.on.ca Sent: Friday, September 30, 2011 11:08 AM Subject: TCE and the Bishop Street Community ****** Dr. Noland and Dr. Wang, As you both have been so up front with us the residents of the Bishop Street Community for so many years. You have both […]


TCE’s effects on the human body

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August 17, 2011

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FMOW, Cambridge East Water Supply Project 1994.

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May 19, 2010

From the Region *** For clarification, the related section from the report on the Cambridge East Water Supply Project is attached. The Region is also confirming that the parameters listed in Table 1 for well P11 are non -detect.   If you require any results or information, the easiest way to get it is to request […]


Experts to probe Bishop Street health concerns

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May 18, 2010

This ran on the KW Record… comments invited below May 17, 2010 By Jeff Outhit, Record staff CAMBRIDGE — Experts want to hear from residents concerned about their health, in a neighbourhood contaminated by industrial vapours. Almost 500 homes near Bishop Street North were affected when an industrial solvent called trichloroethylene seeped into groundwater and […]


FMOW, Cambridge East Water Supply Project 1994.. MOE responds( please read agm’s comments very closely!!!)

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May 11, 2010

RMOW , Cambridge East Water Supply Project June 1994 , Associated Engineering I’m including the complete report name because I can hardly believe what I’ve been reading for the last few hours and there are errors in the text; and I’ve never before seen a report that indicates such a vast array of chemical detections, […]


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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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?

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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.”….         […]


A response by M.Boilard to..TCE regulations changed

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February 21, 2010

A response to the Times article.. TCE regulations Changed http://www.cambridgetimes.ca:80/news/local/article/620635–tce-regulations-changed Now this is a better article, as it reveals the doubt in the whole affair… The article quotes a Regional report that states: “The new levels are based on the latest science and, while the risks associated with TCE are not imminent, there is evidence […]


Ministry of Environment have finally set ” Lower levels for TCE Vapour Intrusion”

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February 15, 2010

This is from the Ministry of Environment..Stating they have finally agreed to lower acceptable levels for Vapour Intrusion in homes in the Bishop Street Community.This comes in the wake of complaints, from the Public, for not having “Set Levels” anywhere in Ontario or Canada( and I’m guessing… an Application we brought to the ECO.. Environment Commissioner […]


Digging for info about TCE, by Rob Konduros

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February 14, 2010

This ran in the Cambridge Times.. comments invited below By Robert Konduros, Guest Column Columns Feb 17, 2009 The Middleton Street pumping station, which supplies almost half of the city’s drinking water, continues to be plagued by uncomfortably high trichloroethylene (TCE) readings.In November, test results for this cancer-causing chemical used by industry as a cleanser […]


Our personal experience with TCE

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January 29, 2010

 The Bishop Street community Here is the short list of injustices we suffered at the hands of our Polluter They got to hire their own independent company who did all the testing on our contaminated homes.. (Their test results only showed the levels of TCE .. not the Chromium 6,  Arsenic or the other deadly cocktail […]


David Wellhauser , an interview about TCE

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January 27, 2010

From David Wellhauser from the Waterlooians ( a video we did to bring attention to the TCE in Preston Cambridge Ontario Debbie Vitez, a member of the Grand River Environmental Network, and Waterlooians.ca  spokesperson, David Wellhauser, ask Canadian federal political party leaders what they will do to assist neighbourhoods … My interview with David Wellhauser ( […]


Cambridge Contamination by “Echo Weekly” (November 12-18th 2009)

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November 15, 2009

By Scot Ferguson Cambridge is being built on a foundation of toxic sludge. We are paying the price for decades of manufacturing prosperity, and that prosperity could cost citizens the health of future generations. Earlier this year I had concerns about a vacant property in the area I’d recently moved to. The property in question […]


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