PETERBOROUGH, ON, June 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Dr. Rosana Pellizzari, Medical Officer of Health, Peterborough County-City Health Unit (PCCHU) has "uninvited" David McRobert, a local environmental lawyer to speak at the community update on the indoor air sampling results conducted in some residences on Tuesday night.
The testing was undertaken to identify possible trichloroethylene (TCE) exposure related to the former Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) of Canada site on Monaghan Road and vapour intrusion into homes on Romaine Street and Brioux Avenue.
In response, he will host a media and public briefing at his home on June 27, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss his research on the case law.
|WHAT:|| Additional Information will be provided to the media and the public
on Legal Tools available to deal with TCE Vapour Intrusion problems
in homes on Romaine and Brioux Streets in Peterborough
|WHO:|| David McRobert, Lawyer and Legal Consultant
Former In-house Counsel (1994-2010)
Environmental Commissioner of Ontario http://www.lacieg2s.ca/law/dsm-vita.htm
|WHEN:||June 27, 2012, 10:00 a.m.|
|WHERE:|| 3 Burrows (at Charlotte and Burrows)
Coffee, tea and refreshments will be made available.
McRobert, who prepared a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation for his cancelled talk, was first invited by the PCCHU to speak on liability issues at the end of May. He was uninvited by Dr. Pellizzari after 5:30 pm on June 25th. No reasons were provided to him.
McRobert, who has worked with a local group on banning wireless technology in schools, wasn't surprised by Pellizzari's last-minute actions and said he doubts the PCCHU and MOE can "bury problem".
He plans to make his presentation and research available to the public on his web site and using YouTube and will attend the meeting as a concerned resident.
His presentation also is available to the media by e-mail.
OMC Canada Environmental Remediation web site
The movie, "A Civil Action," starring John Travolta (1998) also involved TCE, based on the compelling 1995 non-fiction book by Jonathan Harr
You Tube presentation by David McRobert part 1
For further information:
He can be reached at:
Cell: 647 234 4677; 705 741 0489
Of Related Interest:
Brittany Cadence, Communications Supervisor, (705) 743-1000, ext. 391