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TCI responds to fire report

Jan 31, 2013 7:52 am
John Mason reports in the Register Star TCI of New York has responded to the Jan. 2 state fire investigation report. Company Vice President and co-owner Brian Hemlock called the full report “thorough,” “professional” and “objective." However, Hemlock took issue with the portions of the report related to Public Substations Services and the work it was alleged to be performing on site. Fire investigators disclosed PSS was a tenant of TCI for two years. They also alleged the company was processing transformer oils containing PCBs at a higher level than TCI was allowed to handle. Hemlock said PSS was not a tenant of TCI. He said the company purchased transformer oil from TCI and received a license to place processing equipment in the warehouse. Hemlock said PSS was an independent contractor and it processed the contaminated oil and sold the processed product. The Aug. 1 fire destroyed TCI's facility on Fall Industrial Park Road in Ghent. TCI's plans to rebuild will be the subject of a joint meeting of the Ghent Town, Planning and Zoning boards, Feb. 7. Read the full story in the Register Star.
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