HazMat Management


February 16, 2017 News

U.S. Government Environmental Liabilities in excess of $447 Billion

by John Nicholson

As reported in the District Sentinel, the chief United States federal watchdog, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), recently warned that the United States government’s environmental liabilities have grown by hundreds of billions of dollars over the past two decades. In

February 9, 2017 News

$130,000 in Penalties for Improper Storage of Petroleum Products

by John Nicholson

The Clearwater River Dene Nation, the Clearwater Store, and band administrator, Walter Hainault, were recently sentenced in the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan after pleading guilty to failing to comply with an environmental protection compliance order (EPCO) issued by Environment and

February 9, 2017 News

Improving Pipeline Monitoring and Spill Response

by John Nicholson

As reported by the Canadian Press, Alberta’s research and development agency, InnoTech Alberta, has a new program in the works that aims to improve pipeline monitoring and spill response by enlisting more indigenous people in the effort.  Hundreds of thousands

December 22, 2016 News

Spill Response Conference in New Orleans

by John Nicholson

The 2017 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference will take place February 6th to the 9th, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The fifth annual Conference, organized by a diverse group of partners, will bring together hundreds of

December 1, 2016 Feature

Environmental Opportunities in HydroFracking

by John Nicholson

In November of 2014, President Obama stated in the press conference that he was skeptical of the claims by proponents that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would create jobs.  In its review of the project, the U.S. State Department estimated

December 1, 2016 News

Interactive Map of Oil Pipeline Incidents

by John Nicholson

The recent approval of two oil pipelines and a rejection of a third by the Canadian federal government was met with a mixed response across Canada.  Shares in Canadian energy companies leaped on the news, with the Toronto Stock Exchange’s

October 20, 2016 News

Environment Industry Day in Ontario

by John Nicholson

October 21st is the deadline for ticket sales close for Environment Industry Day 2016.  REGISTER today. Ontario environment and cleantech firms are significant job creators in our province and have much more potential to grow and thrive – but only

June 23, 2016 News

Will the Redwater Decision Encourage Reckless Abandon(ment) of Oil and Gas Wells in Alberta?

by John Georgakopoulos, Partner and Certified Environmental Law Specialist, and Giselle Davidian, Associate, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

On May 19, 2016, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench released its decision in Redwater Energy Corporation (Re).  The issues at hand were whether the receiver and trustee is required to take possession and control of all licensed assets of

March 31, 2016 News

World’s Largest Waste Incinerator Planned for Shenzhen

by John Nicholson

A 5,000 tonne per day waste-to-energy (WTE) plant is being planned in the Chinese City of Zhenzhen.  Planned to be operation by 2020, the facility will turn the City’s municipal waste into electricity. The plant is one of approximately 300 WTE plants

February 10, 2016 News

Job Opportunity: Senior Traffic Specialist

by John Nicholson

National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec), a prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, has an immediate opening for a Senior Traffic Specialist to work with various shippers from multiple National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec) locations

January 27, 2016 News

Globe 2016 International Conference and Expo

by hazmat editor

Globe 2016  International Conference & Expo is scheduled for Vancouver from March 2-4, 2016. Vancouver The International Trade Division at the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade (MCIIT) is inviting Ontario companies to exhibit in the Ontario Pavilion. Attached

January 7, 2016 News

California methane leak reaches state of emergency

by Hazmat Management

More than 2,000 families – some reporting illness – have been evacuated due to the massive leak