PCBs cleared from Pointe-Claire site: ministry
The illegal stockpile of PCBs in Pointe-Claire has been cleared to the point where they no longer pose a threat to public health or the environment.
Quebec's environment ministry issued a statement to that effect earlier today, suggesting the removal of the most dangerous PBC-laden materials and liquids from the grounds of Reliance Power Equipment on Hymus Blvd is complete.
The transformers at the heart of the problem have been shipped to a location in Alberta, where they will be disposed of, and work to decontaminate the land on which the transformers were stored is expected to begin within the next few weeks.
On Sept. 20, the ministry signed a deal with the south-shore Sanexen company to have the PCBs removed — this after the company was unable to proceed with the job on its own.