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CPAC puts heat on ministry for groundwater cleanup
The Chemtura Public Advisory Committee is putting more pressure on the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to ensure that the cleanup of Elmira's groundwater is completed by is deadline of 2028.
CPAC members express concern, frustration over DDT study
Concerns about a drainage ditch that parallels the Chemtura property is causing members of the Chemtura Public Advisory Committee to push for more action on off-site investigation and cleanup.
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Jane's Walk revisits Elmira's water crisis
Elmira’s water crisis, beginning in 1989, is something most residents of Woolwich have heard about, but not everyone knows all the details of this pivotal event in the town’s history, as well as how it continues to affect life here today.
Chemtura to revisit GP1 and GP2 excavation
Chemtura will be revisiting its remediation project at former waste pits GP1 and GP2.
In-situ remediation project moves forward
Chemtura's plan to use in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) to remove harmful chemicals from Elmira's groundwater is looking more promising.
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Elmira environmentalist to be inducted into Hall of Fame
When Elmira's Susan Bryant found out that she will soon be inducted into the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame, her first reaction was surprise.
Making things happen
This past week, the Chemtura Public Advisory Committee showed the good that can happen, simply from asking a few questions.
In-situ remediation project moves forward in Elmira
Chemtura's plans to move ahead with in-situ remediation to deal with "hot spots" of contamination under Elmira are getting closer to reality.
DDT study planned for Canagigigue
The Ministry of the Environment is giving the go-ahead for a study that will look at the level of contamination in sediment along the Canagigigue Creek.
CPAC asks ministry to clarify cleanup criteria
The Chemtura Public Advisory Committee has passed a resolution that asks the Ministry of the Environment to clearly define the parameters of the 2028 deadline to clean up Elmira's contaminated groundwater.
Clarity needed
Clarity is almost always a good thing.
No cleanup target defined for Chemtura
Chemtura does not have a clear target to reach, in terms of cleaning up Elmira's contaminated groundwater by 2028
Chemtura advised to take lessons from Alberta industry
Chemtura and the Chemtura Public Advisory Committee could learn a few lessons from Alberta industry, particularly Alberta's Industrial Heartland.
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Remediation program complete on former waste pits
Chemtura has completed remediation work on its former waste gravel pits, GP1 and GP2.
Chemtura runs into snags with in-situ treatment plan
Chemtura is hoping the third time will be the charm.
High levels of DDT "a cause for concern"
DDT continues to be found in alarming numbers in sediment along the edge of Canagagigue Creek.
Serving as a watchdog
This past week, Ministry of Environment officials revealed that they have found, once again, higher-than-expected levels of DDT in the sediment along the Canagagigue.
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Remediation of former Chemtura gravel pits now underway
Work on Chemtura's controversial remediation plan of former waste pits GP1 and GP2 is now underway.
 
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