BC Hydro Demolishing Sub Station
Skeleton of building all that remains -photo 250News
Prince George, B.C.- A BC Hydro substation at the bottom of Pickering Road in Prince George, is being torn down.
The building has not been in use by BC Hydro since 2013 says B.C.Hydro Spokesperson Bob Gammer:
Despite security measures, locked gates, fences and security patrols, Gammer says the site became a magnet for illegal activity..
In July of 2015, one person was arrested following a police investigation at the site. When police entered the building, they discovered discarded hypodermic needles, discarded cable casings and two burning barrels with a length of cable, looking like a string of burned spaghetti, draped across both,
( photo at right- 250News archive)
“We realized it was better for the community and ourselves to deal with this” says Gammer “So we decommissioned the building and we will demolish the building and we are in the process of doing that now.”
The project is in a break right now says Gammer because there is asbestos in the roof, ” So we have a plan in place, and a contractor, Napp Enterprises of Prince George, is going to deal with the asbestos abatement, so we’ll have the roof safely removed and complete the demolition of the building.”
The pan for the property for the long term has not yet been determined says Gammer “We will continue to clean up the site, remediate the site so it’s ready to be used in some other capacity or disposed of, we have those options in front of us.”
The final demolition is set for March.