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March 26, 2017 News

U.S. EPA Issues Guidance for Characterization and Remediation of Contaminated Sediment Sites

by Hazmat Management Editor

As reported in in the National Law Review, the U.S. EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management recently issued a Directive to Regional Administrators on the development, evaluation, selection, and implementation of response actions at contaminated sediment sites under the

March 26, 2017 News

Groundwater Sustainability Assessment Approach: Guidance for Application

by John Nicholson

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) recently issued a document entitled Groundwater Sustainability Assessment Approach: Guidance for Application.  The document is intended to assist users to successfully apply the Groundwater Sustainability Assessment Approach (GSAA) developed by the

March 26, 2017 News

Oil Spill Response Technology Improvement

by John Nicholson

In a recent breakthrough in spill response, the team at HalenHardy has discovered a fibre compound that enables the user to store between 400 and 1000% more spill response materials in the same space as traditional spill products.  This process,

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 26, 2017 News

The US has one inspector for every 5,000 miles of oil pipeline

by Zoe Schlanger, Environmental Reporter, Quartz

There are 2.7 million miles of pipeline snaked across the US. Some of the pipes carry hazardous chemicals, others carry crude oil, and still others carry highly pressurized natural gas.  And when it comes to safety, all of them are

March 26, 2017 News

Remediating Groundwater Contamination with Nanotechnology

by John Nicholson

The NanoRem Bulletin recently published a bulletin describing a pilot study to evaluate the nanoscale zerovalent iron (nZVI) remediation of arsenic (As) in groundwater.  It was undertaken as part of the NanoRem Project (Taking Nanotechnological Remediation Processes from Lab Scale

March 26, 2017 News

Cloud Delivery of Product Safety, Dangerous Goods, and Scientific Content

by John Nicholson

3E Company, a provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, recently announced that its product safety, dangerous goods, and scientific content can now be accessed via the cloud for seamless integration with the SAP® Environment,

March 12, 2017 News

U.S. EPA adds Subsurface Intrusion to the Superfund Hazard Ranking System

by Hazmat Management Editor

The U.S. EPA has finalized a proposal to expand the hazards that qualify sites for the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).  The U.S. EPA assesses sites using the Hazard Ranking System (HRS), which quantifies negative impacts to air, groundwater, surface

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

Robots Mapping and Cleaning Nuclear Sites

by Hazmat Management Editor

As report in Sputnik News, a team of researchers at the University of Manchester in Great Britain has been awarded a grant by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to develop a robotic system equipped with a wider

March 12, 2017 News

Quebec Company fined $500,000 for Oil Discharge

by John Nicholson

Valero Energy Inc., Jean Gaulin Refinery (formerly Ultramar Ltd.) based Lévis, Quebec, recently pleaded guilty to six environmental offences and it was sentenced by a judge to pay the sum of $500,000.  The company was order to pay a $120,000

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