Where are the PCB contamination materials going? What is the transportation plan and route?
The final destination of the PCB wastes will be determined through the competitive bidding process. Although the request for proposal has yet to be completed, the ministry will ensure the PCB wastes are transported to a licensed destruction facility in Canada.The PCB wastes at the site consist of contaminated soils and sediments, with minor amounts of debris from the site’s initial construction. The ministry will require that they be transported in secured containers (leak proof, impermeable).Companies, who transport PCB wastes must be licensed, use trained drivers, and carry insurance. Furthermore, the transportation of these wastes is regulated by the Ministry of the Environment, as well as federally by the Transport of Dangerous Goods Act.The route will be developed once the contractor has been chosen.