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LAC-MEGANTIC: Botched engine repair triggered fatal chain reaction

The long-awaited Lac-Megantic Railway Investigation Report from Canada’s Transportation Safety Board reveals that an engine repair made nine months before the deadly July 2013 derailment likely contributed to a fire from the build-up and...
Aug 21, 2014


WHMIS on the way out as GHS regs released for feedback


Aug 21, 2014


US Treasury eyes distribution of billions in fines from BP Deepwater spill

The US Treasury Department has issued new rules to divvy up fines paid to Gulf Coast states by BP and Transocean as the result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.
Aug 21, 2014


Pharma firm settles after HazMat storage woes


Aug 14, 2014


Sue and settle forcing 'new, deficient' regulations, warns NCPA


Aug 14, 2014


Milwaukee given $1-million grant for brownfields redevelopment

The US Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $1 million Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund grant to help transform Milwaukee’s contaminated properties into redevelopment opportunities.
Aug 7, 2014


UPDATED: BC mine tailings pond breach leads to state of emergency

*UPDATE (Aug.8): The first round of water tests have not found unsafe levels of contamination. Stay tuned. 
Aug 7, 2014


Ontario First Nation elder on hunger strike to force aid for mercury survivors


Jul 31, 2014


Polluter pays principle 'alive and well' says EPA after $5.7 million Maine contamination settlement

ConAgra Grocery Products Company LLC has settled with the US Environmental Protection Agency to reimburse $5.7 million in cleanup costs for removing tannery sludge from a series of lagoons in southwestern Maine.
Jul 31, 2014


Feds reject cotton farmers' triazine request to kill super weeds

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied the emergency use of propazine on three million acres of Texas cotton fields, citing a fear of drinking water contamination from the toxic herbicide.
Jul 24, 2014


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