Satanic Satanic Greed; Insane Stupidity; and Collateral Damage.

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Satanic Greed; Insane Stupidity; and Collateral Damage.

 This  letter was written in August 2012

A few weeks ago I spotted a large truck spraying some chemical in the ditches along the highway between Norris Arm North and Lewisporte Junction. A few days later I noticed several small signs posted in the ditches. The signs were a (caution) that the area was sprayed with a chemical called Tordon 101. The result of this spray can now be seen in the dead brown vegetation all along the highway. I’m sure their, “so called experts” would be quick to defend the use of this toxic death. However, I’m old enough to remember when these so called “experts” used to tell us that chemicals like DDT and Agent Orange were literally safe enough to drink. Both of these chemicals have long since proven to be the most cancer causing carcinogenic chemicals known to man. Tordon 101 is an Agent White class of chemical, a close cousin of Agent Orange. Wikipedia says the following about Tordon 101

Agent White is the code name for a powerful herbicide and defoliant used by the US Military in its herbicidal warfare program during the Vietnam War. The name comes from the white stripe painted on the barrels to identify the contents. It was one of the so-called "rainbow herbicides" that included the more infamous Agent Orange. Agent White is a 4:1 mixture of 2-4-D and Picloram, (also known as Tordon 101). Unlike the more infamous Agent Orange, Agent White did not contain dioxin which was a contaminant in the defoliants that included 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T). However, it appears the Picloram was contaminated with hexachlorobenzene (HCB) and nitrosamines both known carcinogens. Agent White was a proprietary product of the Dow Chemical Company. Around 1985, Dow Chemical was forced to re-certify Picloram after having greatly reduced the amounts of both contaminants. Agent White was often used when Agent Orange was not available, including for several months after the use of Agent Orange was halted/banned in April 1970. Approximately 5.4 million US gallons (20,000 m3) of Agent White was used in Vietnam between 1966 and 1971. In addition the US Military tested Agent White, Tordon 101 and Picloram in varying concentrations at test sites in the US and Puerto Rico in the 1960s.”  

I haven’t been able to find information on the results of these tests. However, given the track record of the International Chemical Cartel whose only goal is to make billions of dollars in profit from slathering the world with their “witches brew” of toxic chemicals. Their test results couldn’t be trusted anyway.

Notice that it only said “greatly reduce” not eliminate the carcinogenetic contaminants.

We are living in a world where the incidents of cancer are up by 50%. Atlantic Canada has the horrendous record of “having the highest incidences of cancer in the nation. There is a sharp increase in virtually every form of disease known to man. But, hey! The Satanic greed of The International Chemical Cartel reaps billions in profits. They lace our food with a witches’ brew of toxic chemicals. Toxic chemicals in all our personal products, creams, sun block, shampoo, etc. Even in vaccinations there is a host of completely unnecessary chemicals added. Chemical fertilizers are used to grow our food while at the same time annihilate its nutritional value.

The only thing that equals or perhaps surpasses the Satanic Greed of the International Chemical Cartel’s lust for profits; Is the Insane Stupidity of our government officials who whole heartedly support and defend the use of these toxic chemicals. On the news tonight our Transportation Minister was doing just that. It doesn’t seem to matter that Tordon 101 is banned, not only for residential use but also this chemical has been banned in 120 countries around the world. He spoke of the buffer zone of a few meters from brooks and rivers. Here are a couple of question for you Mr Transportation Minister. If Tordon 101 is so safe; Why the need for a buffer zone from waterways. And, considering this chemical is being sprayed in the ditches of the highway, ditches which are designed and engineered to divert excess water (rain water) across the buffer zones into the waterways. What’s the point of the buffer zones again?

Both federal and provincial levels of government spend millions annually promoting healthy living and disease preventative life styles. Yet they turn around and slather the country side with these and other toxic chemicals.

That leaves the “collateral damage” Oh, yes, that would be us! As already stated, Atlantic Canada has the highest incidents of cancer in the nation. Surely I’m not the only one who can connect the dots between this witches brew of toxic chemicals that the government is allowing to be dumped into our environment and the high rate of cancer.

Today, as I drive through the “Dead Zone” of shrivelled up vegetation created by Tordon 101. I can’t help but wonder. Who will be next among my family and friends who will hear the dreadful verdict that they have cancer. And I can’t help but wonder, How much of their cancer has been either directly or indirectly linked to Tordon 101?

Cyril Miller,

Norris Arm North.

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Recent comments

  • Bruno Marcocchio
    March 18, 2014 - 14:00

    Cyril you are correct in your analysis of the risks of Tordon. My concerns of Nalcors plans to use Tordon and other even more toxic pesticides near watercourses and transmission corridor fell on arrogant, deaf ears. Your government expert sounded like a Dow employee when she said one would have to eat 200 pints of berries a day to have harm from these chemicals. The alternative, manual clearing would make well paid jobs for residents that would stimulate the local economy, was dismissed out of hand. Please speak up and ask your government for a moratorium and demand manual clearing....please.

    • G Pike
      September 27, 2014 - 18:07

      The PCs/Nalcor will be saturating approximately 320 square kilometers with this extremely dangerous chemical (200M wide X 1600KM long). And they won't be doing it just once. It will have to be repeated on a regular basis to keep the vegetation from growing back after the chemical is neutrilized and washed away by rain and snow. It's anyone's guess how many streams, brooks, rivers, lakes and wetlands that this deadly chemical will find its way into along the 1600 kilometers of power lines. Maybe we can get the PCs/Nalcor to prove its harmlessness by having Davis, Martin and Bennett down a few pints. I would pay good money to see that.

  • Dolf
    March 02, 2014 - 12:31

    Dupont and Monsanto among others employ lobbyists who ply our polititians with gifts (read all-inclusive vacations) and political donations. Those bought and paid-for polititians will then do the bidding of those companies.

  • Roger
    August 18, 2013 - 15:35

    50 years of smoking, booze, beer, scruncheons, salt beef, smoked fish, obesity, sugar and a sedentary lifestyle wouldn't have anything to do with the cancer rates now would it? It sound like the X-Files in here.

  • ward samson
    August 12, 2013 - 11:08

    Go to our website and look at the article on pesticides. It can be an eye-opener. ward

  • MS
    February 02, 2013 - 10:49

    Toxic waste is never wasted by the industry, they create a market for it. Byproducts of oil industry especially is used for anything and everything that they can advertise as useful. Do the research on mercury and fluoride forced on us through propaganda "good for teeth". Imagine chewing on that for 40 years! Fluoride in water has created a generation of obeisity, diabetes and cancers too - they are putting this stuff in food, vaccinations, drinks, medications. Imagine the stuff in chemotherapy, incredible heal? Hyperbole! Lucrative business. No alternatives allowed! Don't oppose their protocol! It is too profitable. DOW will not be undersold! There's more wastage in the medical system than in the Government- and that's frightening.

  • Barbara Colbourne
    January 20, 2013 - 10:35

    I think back in horror of, when I was a child, getting sprayed with DDT. We all did, we didn't run when Mom came at us with the DDT pump sprayer to protect us from being 'eaten alive' by the nippers. Instead I remember saying, "Please Mommy, spray some on the back of my neck." Friends and family members in their 50-60s are being diagnosed, and most dying, of some form of cancer. Is it any wonder?