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86–88 Hymus Boulevard – Full and definitive rehabilitation of the former illegal PCB storage site

The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, and the members of City Council are pleased to announce the full and definitive rehabilitation, by the owner, of the former illegal polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) storage site, located at 86–88 Hymus Boulevard in Pointe-Claire, as confirmed by the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques.

“City Council and I are satisfied that all of the work included in the rehabilitation plan has been carried out in such a way that this situation is fully and definitively resolved. For nearly eight years, we, like the government, have maintained the same commitment and firm determination to ensure that the site is quickly secured and then rehabilitated according to the best excavation, disposal and site rehabilitation procedures. This situation is now resolved to the City’s satisfaction,” the mayor said.

Rehabilitation work began in April 2019 and continued until last fall. Some 21,342 metric tons of contaminated soil were excavated and then disposed of in authorized sites, in accordance with the rehabilitation plan submitted by the owner and approved by the Ministère.

Observation wells have been installed to monitor groundwater quality over the next three years.