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Small Quantity Pcb Owner Disposal Cooperatives


Project Information

Award Amount:$50,000.00
Dollars Leveraged:$140,000.00
Start-End Dates:10/1/01-9/30/04
URL:n/a
Description:Summary:
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.
Environmental Results/Products:
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.

Products/Reports

There are no reports associated with this project.


Funding Organizations

Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are funding this project.

U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office - Primary Contact

77 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60604
There are no individuals in this organization
associated with this project.


Organizations Receiving Funding

Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are receiving funding for this project.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - Primary Contact

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-4194
p: 651-296-6300
askpca@pca.state.mn.us
There are no individuals in this organization
associated with this project.


Associated Organizations

Below is a list of associated organizations that are NOT giving or receiving funding for this project.

City of Grand Marais - Partner

Box 1048, 13 N. Broadway
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604-1048
p: 218-387-2524
info@grandmarais.com

Cooperative Power and Light - Partner

1554 Highway 2
Two Harbors, Minnesota 55616
p: 218-834-2226
f: 218-834-2227

Lake Country Power - Partner

2810 Elida Drive
Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744
p: 800-421-9959

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).

P2Rx

One East Hazelwood Drive; Champaign, IL; 61820; (800) 407-0261; glrppr@glrppr.org