Quebec government asks for tenders to clean up contaminated land in Pointe-Claire

WATCH ABOVE: Pointe-Claire PCB clean-up.

MONTREAL – Quebec Environment Minister David Heurtel has issued a call for tenders to clean up the PCB-contaminated land in Pointe-Claire.

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The soil is on the former site of Reliance Power Equipment at 86 Hymus Blvd.

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The clean up will take place in two parts and will cost an estimated $8.3 million.

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After the property is decontaminated, neighbouring lands and groundwater will be tested for any traces of the PCBs.

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Tests done earlier this year by Montreal’s Department of Public Health showed the PCBs on the property are not a health threat for area residents.

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Residents attend the Pointe-Claire council meeting to get answers on the PCB leak, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Global News
Quebec's environment minister gave the green light to a cleanup plan submitted by Reliance Power Equipment Ltd. to deal with the health threat of PCB storage at its site in Pointe-Claire on Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Global News
Soil samples from this site will be collected over the next few weeks, May 16, 2014. Martin Hazel/Global News
In this file photo, transformers and electrical equipment sit on the property of Reliance Power Equipment Ltd. in Pointe-Claire, Que., on Friday, August 30, 2013. Peter Ray/ The Canadian Press
Quebec Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment, Wildlife and Parks, Yves-François Blanchet, visited the site of a PCB spill in Pointe-Claire on September 17, 2013. Mike Armstrong/Global News
The city of Pointe-Claire claiThe City of Pointe-Claire claims they didn't know the Reliance company was collecting PCB-laced they didn't know company was collecting PCB-laced equipment. Martin Hazel/Global News

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