Hamilton truck driver killed in Hwy. 401 crash remembered as quiet, family man

A Hamilton man who died after a 30-vehicle pileup on Highway 401 near Kingston is being remembered as a quiet family man who loved driving big rigs and playing the bagpipes.

Ian Melville, 45, died in hospital March 14 after his transport truck crashed.

His truck, which spilled fluorosilicic acid, was one of 12 tractor trailers involved in the chain-reaction crash during a snowstorm.

…The Hamilton man was the father of two school-aged girls and working hard to fix up his father’s Mountain home, which he recently inherited after his father’s death, said friend Terry Chisholm….”It breaks my heart that those two beautiful girls will grow up without a father.”


HFSA spilled on 401: confirmed

Ottawa Citizen:

“The acid is used in fluoridating water, and in aluminum production.

Twenty-nine patients were brought to the hospital, which declared a “code orange,” meaning non-critical emergency admissions were routed to nearby Hôtel Dieu Hospital to make way for crash casualties.

Thirteen of the injured were first responders, Quinn said.”


Peel anti-fluoride lobby spotlights toxic cleanup needed after Hwy. 401 pileup

Brampton Guardian: http://www.bramptonguardian.com/news-story/7195543-peel-anti-fluoride-lobby-spotlights-toxic-cleanup-needed-after-hwy-401-pileup/

Letter to Editor: Risk of chemical spill in transport another reason to eliminate fluoride from our drinking water


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Dr. William Hirzy & EPA Union on Fluoridation(27:25)

Water fluoridation is: “..in essence just a hazardous waste management tool. It has nothing to do with dental health whatsoever…. If this stuff gets out into the air, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the river, it’s a pollutant; if it gets into the lake it’s a pollutant; but if it goes right into your drinking water system, it’s not a pollutant. That’s amazing… There’s got to be a better way to manage this stuff.”

September 5, 2011 On June 29th, 2000, Dr. William Hirzy was invited to give testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water on behalf of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) Chapter 280 – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Headquarters.  At the time, Dr. Hirzy was Senior Vice-President of the EPA Headquarters Union.