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Stevens Calls for Second Round of Tests at Old GM Plant Site

Photo Credit: Jennie Stevens MPP Facebook page, @jenniestevensmpp

Jennie Stevens says St. Catharines residents deserve up to date information.

The NDP MPP for the Garden City is calling on the province to expedite a second round of tests for the old GM Plant site on Ontario Street.

Stevens says the first round of tests showed that high levels of carcinogenic PCB had been leaking into a creek and the city had to wait nearly six months for those results.

She would also like the province to test the ground and water for asbestos.

"The Ministry of Environment says it is the responsibility of the Ministry of Labour. While the Ministry of Labour says they don't test unless the site is active. That's not an answer - that's red tape. The people of St. Catharines want the former GM lands clean. The mayor and the council want the former GM lands clean."

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