Municipal Affairs and Environment

Registration 1005

PCB Storage Facility, Happy Valley - Goose Bay

Proponent: Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Summary of Environmental Assessment Process

Project Description:

  • The proponent proposes to construct a polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) storage facility in Happy Valley - Goose Bay at the existing storage yard at the North Side Diesel Generating Station. The storage facility will be a new pre-engineered, pre-assembled metal building measuring approximately 3.8 metres long, 3.1 metres wide, and 2.8 metres high. The building will be supported on a concrete foundation and have a secondary-containment system. The facility will accommodate PCB contaminated electrical equipment and transformer oil that has been removed from service in Hydro�s Transmission and Rural Operations (Labrador) operating area.
  • It is anticipated that the storage facility will be required for a period of 25 years or until all PCB contaminated electrical equipment in Labrador area has been removed from service. Work on the facility is anticipated to commence in October 2002.
  • February 19, 2002 - The undertaking was registered.
  • April 3, 2002 - The Minister announced that the undertaking was released from further environmental assessment.

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