About Trichloroethylene (TCE)

GROUNDWATER, SURFACE WATER, AND INDOOR AIR ALL IMPACTED BY TCE DISCHARGES TO THE GROUND IN CAMBRIDGE

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July 3, 2019

Trichloroethylene (TCE) stalked its victims in the Bishop St. community of Cambridge for decades. The TCE as well as other solvents including trichloroethane (TCA) were discharged improperly and most likely illegally at two industrial operations (Northstar Aerospace & Rozell) on Bishop St. TCE is a liquid however it does not fully dissolve in groundwater. Rather […]


BISHOP ST. (Cambridge) CONTAMINATION AFFECTS PROPERTY VALUES

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August 9, 2018

Tracy Hipel a candidate in the upcoming municipal elections in Cambridge has just had a victory in his appeal of the assessment of his property for property tax purposes. All parties agreed that the initial assessment was reasonable under ordinary circumstances and that these however were not ordinary circumstances. The home in question is squarely […]


Significant Drinking Water Threat Policy Applicability Map

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December 6, 2014

TCE and chlorides are contaminants that can spread through groundwater flow. It already resides within the boundaries of the Protected Drinking water source in West Galt.  The West Galt watershed is listed as being at a “high risk for contamination” by the GRCA. Groundwater contamination by TCE has become an important environmental concern for human exposure. […]


Cambridge, the City of Water Contamination, Region of WaterPollution

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December 2, 2014

What is Trichloroethylene (TCE)? We have plenty of it in Cambridge. Pioneered by Imperial Chemical Industries in Britain, its development was hailed as an anesthetic revolution. Originally thought to possess less hepatotoxicity than chloroform, and without the unpleasant pungency and flammability of ether, TCE use was nonetheless soon found to have several pitfalls. These included promotion of cardiac arrhythmias, low volatility and […]


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 & […]


Trial on the TCE: there are too many cancers Shannon says oncologist

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January 3, 2014

Publié le 09 mars 2011 à 05h00 | Mis à jour le 09 mars 2011 à 13h09 Pierre Asselin The Sun  (I thought I should scoop and publish this.. (in case no one is paying attention).. Lots of Data on TCE and other deadly chemicals are disappearing from the internet. Hence my coping posts and […]


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 […]


Preston residents deserve answers

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November 3, 2010

This ran in the Times……. comments invited below The first of two meetings held Monday night to give a Preston neighbourhood some answers on future health issues ended up creating more questions.   Residents in the Preston neighbourhood have faced fear and health problems after trichloroethylene(TCE) contamination was discovered in their Bishop Street community.   […]


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