Monday, October 26, 2009

Oct 21 2009

Arcelor Mittal (Dofasco) has applied for permission to delay meeting the province's new air quality standards. I guess this is a picture of why. Rather ironic since Saturday Oct 24 was a worldwide day of action requesting governments to set 350 particles per million as the goal in reducing carbon content in our air.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

When Winds Gust ...

It was quite a storm which rolled through our city Friday evening. Here's what those winds whipped up and dumped on the Beach Strip. Residents were wiping grey dust from food and surfaces even inside their homes. Analysis is still being done, but so far there are indications that the toxic particulate levels in the cloud were exponentially higher than the provincial standard. See the related article in today's Hamilton Spectator.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

January 27, 2009 1:50 pm

Arcelor-Mittal's Meltshop ... AGAIN!!!!!

Jan 22, 2009 12:10 pm

US Steel's coke oven stack #7

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cutting Scrap

Scenes like this are common at Poscor / Triple M's Parkdale Ave scrapyard when they are cutting up scrap.

Dec 12, 2008

More from the Arcelor Mittal melt shop.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Fri Sept 12, High Noon

These shots were taken from Sherman Avenue North. We're pretty sure this is part of US Steel, but not sure what part of the plant it is.  Even though the photographer had not passed the gates of the plant, a Port Authority staffer came along and asked the person to leave Sherman Ave North as it is Port Authority property. He said that they are extra sensitive to people with cameras as they could be terrorists, although he acknowledged that he knew this person wasn't one. Do you think terrorism was really the issue???

Monday, September 08, 2008

US Steel turns Hamilton red

Homes in Hamilton have been having a lot of reddish fallout land on their siding etc and discolour it. Hate to think about what it is doing to our lungs. Here are two picture from Thurs Sept 4 and another (the last one) from Fri Sept 5 which show the source of the problem ...