Missed Deadline By 32 Years

Environment Canada confirms a 32-year delay in meeting its target of making the nation PCB-free.
The department yesterday declined interviews on further postponement of its deadline for elimination of electrical equipment with polychlorinated biphenyls.
Cabinet originally pledged in a 1979 Action Plan to phase out all PCB electrical transformers, circuit breakers and other equipment by 1993, then extended the deadline to 2014.
It is now postponed till 2025 for utilities and manufacturers: “People complained”.

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