The second image and text following it is a screen grab, many stakeholders received an e-mail from the Ministry of Environment today telling them to wait until the fall for results, that the results will be on the website, standard Kafkaesque bureaucratic aporia.
I say we need to have a people's hearing into the future of the GE plant.
We need you to step up with your talent and skills. Everyone in Toronto needs their Erin Brockovich moment.
Here is a picture that shows a school a few blocks away from GE. The children at Regal Heights school don't know they are inhaling air mixed with the emissions of GE and are entered often by their proximity in a reverse lottery to inhale alpha emitting uranium metallic particles.
In the meantime we are letting down our children and putting them at risk, they know better, and so do we.
Its time to work together
Contact, we need your support - whatever way you can offer it! (desperately need someone to bottom line the creation of lawn signs)
- Zach Ruiter on behalf of GE-Hitachi's Uranium Secret Activists
here is the text of the e-mail including contact information, it was signed by Rod Adams "yours truly":
1:50 PM (9 hours ago)
The Ministry of the Environment (ministry) would like to provide you with an update on the soil sampling program that has been conducted in the vicinity of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy facility located at 1025 Lansdowne Avenue.
On June 11, 2013, the ministry, Toronto Public Health and Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission representatives met to discuss possible sampling locations. It was agreed that sampling would focus on public spaces (municipal right of ways, boulevards, and parks) that were representative of the community in the vicinity of the GE Hitachi facility.
The following principles were considered: the potential for transport of elemental uranium, prevailing winds, distance from source, the results of air dispersion modelling and accessibility, coupled with the professional judgment of the ministry's senior terrestrial assessment scientist.
The ministry commenced the soil sample collection on June 12, 2013, and completed the collection on June 13, 2013. Samples were collected from various depths at 24 locations which resulted in 180 samples being collected.
Processing of the samples, which includes drying, prior to testing for uranium, has recently been completed and the samples have been submitted to the ministry’s laboratory for analysis.
The final report on the results of the sampling program is expected in the fall and will be available on the ministry’s website.
The ministry will continue to provide updates as additional information becomes available.
Should you have any questions or require clarification about the soil sampling program, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 416-326-5536.
Toronto District Office
Ministry of the Environment
5775 Yonge Street - 9th floor
(F) email@example.com "