Pointe Claire PCBs rattling residents
Pointe Claire residents were told that the PCB-laden oil that was illegally stored at a warehouse on Hymus Blvd did not pose any long-term health risks to those living nearby.
A meeting Thursday evening at John Rennie High School brought together locals and representatives from several government departments, including the public health agency, the fire and police services and the city's water management service.
But despite the soothing words, many of the 100 or so participants still harboured doubts about Reliance Power Equipment's ability and willingness to clean up after itself.
Pointe Claire resident Sal Bruno thinks the company isn't coming entirely clean about its record either.
"Since the comany has been there since 1967, there's a good possibility that the soil around there is contaminated," he says.
Pointe Claire officials are also openly suspicious of Reliance, and say they will be monitoring the clean-up, which is scheduled to begin soon, very closely.
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