Characterization report submitted for lots adjacent to former PCB storage site
Another step completed
The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, Morris Trudeau, notes that a new step has been completed in the process leading to full rehabilitation of the site where polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were formerly stored, despite the fact that further delays have been imposed. The mayor hopes that rehabilitation of the site will take place this summer according to schedule.
According to Mayor Trudeau, “This morning, we received confirmation from the Ministère de Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques that Juste Investir, the company that purchased the Reliance Power Equipment Ltd site put up for sale because of unpaid taxes, submitted its environmental characterization report on February 10 for lots adjacent to the building at 86 and 88 Hymus Boulevard.”
Over the next few days, Ministry experts will determine if the objectives set out in the Ministerial Order issued by Minister David Heurtel on February 5, 2016, have been reached.
“The Ministry assures us that priority for action will be given to neighbouring residential lots, in the area next to the bicycle path, to determine if there are rehabilitation issues in this area,” states Mayor Trudeau.
Juste Investir Inc. is required to submit a rehabilitation plan for its building and neighbouring lots requiring decontamination work during the week of March 13.
“We will inform you of this plan as soon as we receive it,” says the mayor. “Since the existence of this site was disclosed in the summer of 2013, all of our energy has been dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of Pointe-Claire residents. With the government, we had the site closed, made sure hazardous materials were removed, and made sure the site was rehabilitated. We will keep on working with the same dedication.”
“Once again, legal and technical aspects cause delays, no matter how eager we are to see this matter completely resolved,” concludes the mayor. “However, we remain absolutely determined to work with the government to make sure that this site is restored to the good condition that it should always have been in.”
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