Small Quantity Pcb Owner Disposal Cooperatives
Manufacturing of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) has been discontinued, but use of PCB bearing equipment continues. PCBs are one of nine toxic chemicals targeted by the Lake Superior Zero Discharge Demonstration project. This project’s objective is to assist owners of small quantities of PCBs to remove contaminated pole-mounted transformers in the Lake Superior watershed.
The project and voluntary actions by the three participants resulted in the replacement of 82% of the pole-mounted electrical transformers suspected of containing PCBs.
Lake Country Power voluntarily removed 292 pole-mounted electric transformers, which were suspected of containing PCBs.
Cooperative Power and Light voluntarily replaced 145 pole-mounted electric transformers, which were suspected of containing PCBs. The transformers selected were the pole-mounted models closest to Lake Superior, that most likely contained PCBs.
The City of Grand Marais voluntarily replaced 14 transformers suspected of containing PCBs, and committed to test all others.
There are no reports associated with this project.
Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are funding this project.
Organizations Receiving Funding
Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are receiving funding for this project.
Below is a list of associated organizations that are NOT giving or receiving funding for this project.
Lake Country Power - Partner
2810 Elida Drive
Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR)
One East Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
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