PSPC downplays hospital clean-up costs
Metro Ottawa

By Ryan Tumilty, Ottawa Metro News, August 21, 2017

Government officials responded Monday to the escalating costs of cleaning up the former Sir John Carling site, saying numbers Metro obtained represent the worst-case scenario.

As Metro first reported last week, documents obtained through access to information show the cost to clean up contaminated soil on the site, which is set to be the home of the new Ottawa Hospital, jumped from between $8.3 and $8.6 million to $12.1 million.

The site was contaminated after the implosion of the former Sir John Carling Building in 2014, and most of the contaminated soil is in the former building’s footprint.

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