Collection S582 - Assuring Protection for Tomorrow's Environment (APT Environment) collection

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Assuring Protection for Tomorrow's Environment (APT Environment) collection

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  • 1941-2015 (Creation)
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    Assuring Protection for Tomorrow's Environment

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5 m of records

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(1989-)

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Assuring Protection for Tomorrow’s Environment (APT Environment) is a citizens group concerned with environmental issues in Elmira, Ontario. The group was formed in 1989 when local residents became concerned about air pollution and the proposed Uniroyal Chemical Company hazardous waste incinerator. Shortly after APT Environment’s formation, the Elmira water crisis was discovered.

In 1989 groundwater and surface water reports indicated that the municipal aquifer was contaminated with toxic waste from the Varnicolor Chemical site and the Uniroyal Chemical Co. (now Chemtura Canada) manufacturing site, which had been operating since 1942. As a result, local water wells were closed and clean water is now delivered to the community by pipeline. The Province of Ontario and Chemtura Canada have made remedial measures, including the removal of contaminated soil. They have committed to safe drinking water in Elmira by 2028.

APT Environment works to address these on-going environmental issues in the Elmira area. They are involved in raising public awareness, gathering data, and liaising with government and other organizations.

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Much of the collection material was complied by Elmira resident Esther Thur, a member of APT Environment and the Elmira Environmental Hazards Team. From 1990 until her death in 2003 Thur gathered newspaper clippings, technical reports, correspondence, minutes and other material related to Uniroyal and water contamination in Elmira. The material was housed at Elmira Public Library until it was transferred to the Laurier Archives by APT Environment in 2004.

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The collection contains records related to environmental issues in Elmira, Ontario. Includes newspaper clipping, publications, technical reports, and other material.

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The following publications were transferred to Special Collections:

The anatomy of risk : water contamination in the Grand River Valley, November 1989 - June 1992 / Dan Shrubsole et al., 1993

In the matter of sections 120, 122 & 123 of the Environmental Protection Act (R.S.O. 1980, c. 141) as amended, and S. 61 (2)(a) of the Ontario Water Resources Act ; and, in the matter of an application by Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., dated August 28, 1990, to request a stay of the order pursuant to section 122 of the Environmental Protection Act & section 64 of the Ontario Water Resource Act : before, K.M. Henry, chairman


  • In the matter of sections 120, 122 & 123 of the Environmental Protection Act (R.S.O. 1980, c.141) as amended, and, in the matter of sections 61 and 63 of the Ontario Water Resources Act, and, in the matter of an application dated September 12, 1990, by Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., respecting certain provisions of an order dated August 28, 1990, of the director, Ministry of the Environment, and, in the matter of an application dated September 12, 1990, by UCC Investors Holdings Inc., Uniroyal Chemical Corporation, Uniroyal Chemical Company Inc., and Walter Cook, respecting certain provisions of an order dated August 28, 1990, of the director, Ministry of the Environment : before J.Z. Swaigen, chairman ; K.M Henry, member ; B. Hyer, member

Vol. 1 – Vol.20, Vol. 23-Vol. 35

In the matter of the Ontario Water Resources Act (R.S.O. 1980, c. 361) as amended ; and, in the matter of an application by Uniroyal Chemical Ltd. dated January 12, 1990 and amended January 19, 1990 at 09:30 hours, for a hearing before the Environmental Appeal Board with respect to an emergency direction dated December 30, 1989 from the Director, Hamilton Regional Office, Ministry of the Environment under s. 32(1) of the Ontario Water Resources Act as amended; and, in the matter of an application by Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., dated January 19, 1990 at 11:20 hours, for a hearing before the Environmental Appeal Board with respect to a Director’s notice dated January 18, 1990 from the Director, Hamilton Regional Office, Ministry of the Environment under s. 8 of the Ontario Water Resources Act as amended; and, in the matter of an application by Uniroyal Chemical Ltd. dated February 9, 1990 for a hearing before the Environmental Appeal Board with respect to the Director’s notice/order dated January 26, 1990 and February 2, 1990 from the Director, Hamilton Regional Office, Ministry of the Environment issued under the Ontario Water Resources Act : before K.M Henry, chairman ; B. Adams, member ; M. Schwass, member
Vol. 20 – Vol. 32

In the matter of the Ontario Water Resources Act, (R.S.O. 1980, c. 361) as amended, and in the matter of applications by Uniroyal Chemical Ltd. dated January 12, 1990, January 19, 1990, and February 9, 1990 for a hearing before the Environmental Appeal Board with respect to an emergency direction dated December 30, 1989, and notices/directions dated January 18, 1990, January 26, 1990, and February 2, 1990 from the director, Hamilton Regional Office, Ministry of the Environment, issued under sections 8, and 32 (1) of the Ontario Water Resources Act as amended : decision

Interim water supply, Elmira/St. Jacobs, Ontario : environmental study report / prepared for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo by CH2M Hill Engineering Ltd., April 1990

Class environmental assessment for the long-term water supply : Elmira/St. Jacobs service area / prepared for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo ; prepared by Paragon Engineering Limited [and] CH2M Hill Engineering Ltd., February 1993

Elmira- St. Jacobs water supply project. V.2, Elmira aquifer system :contaminant plume mapping and source investigation / prepared for Region of Waterloo,; prepared by CH2M Hill Engineering Ltd. February 1991

Elmira/St. Jacobs water supply study : work plan / prepared for Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Engineering Department by CH2M Hill Engineering Ltd. … [et al]., 1990

Industrial air emissions in Elmira : final report / Waterloo Region Community Health Department, November 2000

April 1990 survey : Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., Elmira / D.R. Hillier. Ontario. Ministry of the Environment, 1990

Interim guidelines on environmental assessment planning and approvals / Environment Ontario, July 1989

Pesticides in Ontario groundwater resources : a provincial monitoring program, 1988-1989 / G. Soo Chan and M. Scafe, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, March 1992

Municipal/Industrial Strategy for Abatement (MISA) : a study of the effects of in-place pollutants on the bottom water, sediments and sediment-dwelling organisms of the Grand River at Kitchener-Waterloo 1986 and 1987 / Ontario. Ministry of the Environment, October 1991

A study of the effects of in-place pollutants on the bottom water, sediments and sediment-dwelling organism of the Grand River at Kitchener-Waterloo, 1986 and 1987 : report / prepared by R. Jaagumagi, T. Lomas and S. Petro for Ontario Ministry of the Environment, October 1991

A standard for N-Nitrosodimenthylamine (NDMA) : a recommendation to the Minister of the Environment / Advisory Committee on Environmental Standards, January 1992

Acidic precipitation in Ontario study – APIOS cumulative (28 day) precipitation chemistry listings of sites in industrial/urban areas in Ontario, January 4, 1983 – January 15, 1985 / Ontario. Air Resources Branch, January 1987

Precis : environment & energy monitor
v. 1 no. 1 (1993)-v. 1 no. 3 (1994), v. 2 no. 1 (1995)

An assessment of the impacts on Canagagigue Creek water quality from discharges at Elmira, Ontario, 1982 to 1992 / prepared for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Energy ; prepared by Beak Consultants Limited and D.W. Draper Environmental Consulting, 1994

Removal of N-Nitrosodimethylamine from the Ohsweken (Six Nations) water supply : final report / report prepared by D. Brian Jobb … [et al.]. Ontario. Ministry of the Environment and Energy, November 1994

Ontario’s program on long range transport, deposition, effects and control of air pollutants multi-year plan, 1986-1990 / Ontario. Ministry of the Environment

Ontario Ministry of the Environment laboratory sediment biological testing protocol / Ontario. Ministry of the Environment and Energy, August 1992

Sediment and biological assessment of Canagagigue Creek at Uniroyal Chemical Ltd. plant, Elmira, Ontario 1995-96 /Ontario. Ministry of the Environment and Energy, November 1997

Fate and effects of contaminants in Canagagique Creek - 1. stream ecology and identification of major contaminants / J.H. Carey et. al. Canada Inland Waters Directorate Scientific Series no. 135, 1983

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act : an agenda for reform / Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, November 1994

Canadian Environmental Protection Act : enforcement and compliance policy / Canada. Environment Canada, 1988

Internal quality assurance requirements for the analysis of dioxins in environmental samples / by Dioxin Quality Assurance Advisory Committee (DQAAC), 1992

Annual monitoring report : Chemtura Canada Co./Cie, Elmira, Ontario, Elmira
No. 10, Jan. 1992-2015

Ambient air monitoring report : Crompton Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, 2001-2003

Environmental audit : Phase II : remedial plan : Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, January 1992

Elmira Aquifer Remediation Plan long term collection and treatment system (1990 Control Order part IV, item 3) / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, December 1990

Feasibility study : upper aquifer groundwater containment : Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, April 1994. With appendices.

Study of DNAPL occurrence beneath former operating ponds : Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., Elmira / Morrison Beatty Limited, 1991

Study of DNAPL occurrence beneath former operating ponds : Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., Elmira / prepared by Dames and Moore for Uniroyal in compliance with Part IV, Section 6 of the Ministry of the Environment Amended Control Order (1991), May 1992

Amendment of certificate of approval (no. 4-0166-90-938) : upper aquifer groundwater containment and treatment : support document : Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., Elmira, Ontario. Vol. I & II / Conestoga Rovers & Associates, November 1994

Application for certificate of approval : off-site collection and treatment system : support document: volume I and II / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, August 1995

Feasibility study : buried waste : Uniroyal site, Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, July 1990

Buried waste : remedial action plan (1990 control order, part IV, item 5) : Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, October 1990

Evaluation of thermal treatment technologies : Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, 1991

Biomonitoring plan : Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, February 1996

1996 Assimilation assessment for Canagagigue Creek : Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, April 1996

UA1 Groundwater Monitoring Program report – condition 19.0 (6) of Certificate of Approval no. 4-0166-90-938 : Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers and Associates, 1996

Sediment investigation work plan : Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, May 1997

Sediment investigation report : Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, October 1997

Application for certificate of approval : off-site collection and treatment system : final support document / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, December 1997

Revised operational plan – temporary discharge of W4 groundwater to the Elmira Wastewater Treatment Plant : off-site collection and treatment system : Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, March 1998

Design brief : SS+890 outfall structure: off-site collection and treatment system : Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, March 1998

Receiver biomonitoring work plan for the Uniroyal site at Elmira, Ontario / ESG International. Prepared for Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., 1988

Sediment transport investigation work plan : off-site collection and treatment system : Uniroyal Chemical Co., Elmira, Ontario, May 1998

Design brief : Canagagigue Creek bank erosion control measures – MISA 0400 area : Uniroyal Chemical Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, July 1998

Receiver biomonitoring report for Uniroyal site at Elmira, Ontario / ESG International. Prepared for Uniroyal Chemical Co.
1998-2004

Receiver biomonitoring report for the Chemtura site at Elmira, Ontario [electronic resource] / prepared for: Chemtura Canada Co., Elmira, ON ; prepared by: Stantec Consulting Ltd.
2006, 2008

Focused lindane evaluation report : Uniroyal Chemical Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, December 1998

Odour assessment report : Uniroyal Chemical Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, 1999

Design brief : Canagagigue Creek bank erosion control measures – 0+270W to 0+375W area : Uniroyal Chemical Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, July 1999

Design brief : Canagagigue Creek bank erosion control measures – 0+125W area : Uniroyal Chemical Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, June 1999

Installation and testing of W5A and W5B off-site collection and treatment system : vol. 1 and vol. 2 : Uniroyal Chemical Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, 1999

Optimization study work plan : Uniroyal Chemical Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, August 2000

Source test report for compliance with Certificate of Approval (air) no. 8-2376-87-978 Wastewater Treatment System Activated Carbon Regeneration Kiln : Uniroyal Chemical Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, May 2000

Work plan for site-specific risk assessment : Uniroyal Chemical Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, June 2000

Ambient air monitoring report and Building 19 assessment : December 17, 1999 Director’s Order as amended Part 2, sections 2.1.8 and 2.3 : Uniroyal Chemical Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, 2000

Monthly progress report : Site Specific Risk Assessment (SSRA) – sediment remediation : Uniroyal Chemical Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, January, 2001

Evaluation of ammonia treatment alternatives assessment – 2001 off-site collection and treatment system : Crompton Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, January 2002

Building 60 contained wastes remediation information package : Uniroyal Chemical Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, June 1988

Request for policy 2 deviation ammonia treatment system refit Crompton and Yara : draft for review : Crompton Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, March 2005

Human health risk assessment for Canagagigue Creek : Crompton Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, February 2003

Ecological risk assessment : Crompton Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, July 2003

Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (DNAPL) status report : Crompton Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, October 2005

DNAPL investigation work plan : Chemtura Canada Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, November 2006

Investigation of RPE-3 area waste material : Chemtura Canada Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, August 2007

DNAPL investigation report [electronic resource] : Chemtura Canada Co./Cie, Elmira, Ontario / prepared by Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, August 2007

Investigation of RPE-3 area waste material [electronic resource] : Chemtura Canada Co./Cie, Elmira, Ontario / prepared by Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, August 2007

Elmira workbook / Public Consultation Group, Grand River Watershed Eco-Research Project, University of Waterloo, 1994

Readings and Canadian cases in business, government, and society / edited by Mark C. Baetz, 1993

Grand River watershed aquatic resources research, 1984-1996 / S.J. Cooke and M.E. Gurr, 1996

Study of DNAPL occurance beneath former operating ponds, Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., Elmira / Dames & Moore, Canada ; prepared for Uniroyal Chemical Ltd. in compliance with part IV, section 6 of the Ministry of the Environment Amended Control Order (1991)

Dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPL) status report / prepared by Conestoga-Rovers & Associates.

Human health risk assessment for Canagagigue Creek / prepared by Conestoga-Rovers & Associates. Waterloo, Ont. : Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, 2003.

Ecological risk assessment / prepared by Conestoga-Rovers & Associates. Waterloo, Ont. : Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, 2003.

Annual environmental report : November 4, 1991 Control Order Part IV, item (4C) : Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., Elmira, Ontario
1993-2005, 2008-2009

Crompton Co. progress report. July 2005-Dec. 2006

Environmental audit : Phase I report : Uniroyal Chemical Ltd., Elmira, Ontario. Executive Summary, Appendix A : building assessment packages / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, August 1991

Work plan for site-specific risk assessment : Uniroyal Chemical Co., Elmira, Ontario / Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, June 2000

DNAPL investigation report [electronic resource] : Chemtura Canada Co./Cie, Elmira, Ontario / prepared by Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, August 2007

Investigation of RPE-3 area waste material [electronic resource] : Chemtura Canada Co./Cie, Elmira, Ontario / prepared by Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, August 2007

A citizen’s toxic waste audit manual : zero discharge / Ben Gordon and Peter Montague, May 1989

Managing wastes : a guide to citizens' involvement, 2nd edition / John Jackson and Barbara Wallace, 1992

Putting the lid on dioxins : protecting human health and the environment : a joint report by Physicians for Social Responsibility (U.S.) and the Environmental Defense Fund, 1994

Taking stock : North American pollutant releases and transfers 1995 / Commission for Environmental Cooperation, 1998

An examination of the integrity of five hazardous waste disposal sites in the Great Lakes Basin / Elizabeth Pinkston, 1994

Fifth biennial report under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement of 1978 to the governments of the United states and Canada and the states and provinces of the Great Lakes Basin / International Joint Commission, 1989

A prescription for healthy Great Lakes / report of the Program for Zero Discharge, a joint project of the National Wildlife Federation and the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy / Program for Zero Discharge, 1991

Focus on watershed issues 1996-1997 : state of the Grand River watershed / Grand River Conservation Authority, 1997

Exposure assessment of airborne dioxins and furans emitted from the EDC/VCM Facility at Dow Chemical Canada Fort Saskatchewan site : final report / Institute for Risk Research University of Waterloo, 31 March 1995

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