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March 26, 2017 News

Contract of $98 million awarded for Port Hope Area Clean-up

by John Nicholson

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd. (“CNL”) recently awarded a $98 million clean-up of radioactive contamination in Port Hope, Ontario.  The contract for the Port Hope Area Initiative (“PHAI”) Long-Term Waste Management Facility (“LTWMF”) was awarded to a joint venture company of 

March 12, 2017 News

Hefty Fine for Oil Pipeline Spill in Montana

by Hazmat Management Editor

As reported in the Billings Gazette, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently announced a civil penalty of $1 million (U.S.) against Bridger Pipeline LLC for pipeline spill the resulted in the release of 31,000 gallons of oil into

March 12, 2017 News

Researchers Invent a Sponge for Oil Spill Cleanup

by John Nicholson

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Lab recently announced that that had invented a new material that could completely revolutionize the way oil spills are cleaned up. The sponge foam, called Oleo Sponge, can soak up 90

March 3, 2017 News

Major Fine for Oil Spill in Alberta

by John Nicholson

As reported in the Edmonton Sun, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) recently fined Murphy Oil Company, based in Calgary, with environmental fine as a result of an incident in which oil spilled from an oil pipeline in 2015 near the

March 3, 2017 News

Demonstration of Innovative New Oil Recovery System

by John Nicholson

In mid-February, Lamor Corporation demonstrated an innovative new way to recover oil by deploying the Lamor Marine Oil Spill Sweeper LMOS 15 Speed Skimming system in Halifax, Canada in cooperation with their local representative, Griffin Engineered Systems, for leading Canadian

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