Environment minister satisfied with PCB cleanup plan
Calling the proposal "complete" and "satisfactory," Quebec's environment minister says Reliance Power Equipment's plan to remove a PCB stockpile will get official approval.
Yves-François Blanchet says the fact that the company will sub-contract the work to experts is re-assuring.
"When you know that the people who will be hired to proceed on the site have the competence to do it and have done it before, you feel more confident," he says about the plan submitted yesterday.
Reliance also says it will pay to remove the toxins at 86 Hymus Blvd.
But, Blanchet says though he is generally satisfied, he will be watching the company's progress.
"If the (plan's) execution is not absolutely up to our expectations, we will instantly take control of the site."
He also says the company is not "in the clear" and the process for a possible criminal case continues.
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