Hydro investigating its transformer found at Reliance site
Hydro Quebec says it's investigating to find out how one of their transformers ended up in the backlot of Reliance Power Equipment.
The Pointe Claire company had been caught illegally storing PCBs there.
Hydro Quebec told CJAD 800 News last month that none of their transformers were at the site of Reliance Power Equipment, adding it dealt only with certified companies and never did business with Reliance.
But in recent days, the Journal de Montreal snapped a shot of an immense transformer with Hydro's logo on it on the Reliance property.
Hydro spokesperson Marie-Hélène Deveault would not do a recorded interview, but said they're looking into the origin of that equipment by tracking the serial number. She also maintained that the presence of that transformer there is contrary to the information they have.
Deveault said depending on the level of contamination and the equipment, they send their transformers to different companies in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta, and sometimes even handling the decontamination themselves.
It's not known if the transformer at Reliance still contained PCB-laden oil or if it was cleaned out.
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