A research report by Anna Martin regarding the potential pollution from the large past munitions manufacturing plants at Nobel, near Parry Sound, particularly during WWI & WWII, and the possible adverse health effects on the local population has been posted at: www.gumptioninc.org/parrysoundproject
In addition to the report there is a short video from Anna on this website and other background information.
This research raises serious questions, such as:
- What happened to the disposal of the munitions in Georgian Bay near Nobel and Depot Harbour?
- What did the water testing reveal at the old water treatment facility in McDougall?
- What is CIL currently monitoring, and what have they found to date?
- Does McDougall know these results and why haven’t they brought these issues forward to the public?
- Is there existing contamination on nearby residential properties that has migrated from CIL or DIL? and finally
- Is this contamination causing cancer, infertility and other chronic illnesses in the area?
GBA is working with a local group that is being put together to take over the work of Anna Martin and take it in a new direction. The current strategy is to take a cooperative, rather than confrontational approach, with the various parties that can answer the questions raised by the research report, such as McDougall Township, the relevant Federal & Ontario government departments, CIL & affiliates, and CIL’s successors/current land owners. We hope that this strategy will result in a concerted effort to check thoroughly for contaminants and remediate the area without too much delay.