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February 24, 2017 Feature

Trump’s Enviro Law Impact May Not Be What Many Anticipate

by John Nicholson

Many posit a material decline in environmental enforcement and a retrenchment or reversal of environmental regulatory initiatives in the new Trump administration. Certainly, one would be prudent to consider that scenario and its implications, given the repeatedly expressed intentions to

February 24, 2017 News

Canada’s Safety Board seeks strategies to reduce Hazmat Derailments

by John Nicholson

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) recently issued a recommendation (R17-01) calling for Transport Canada (TC) to develop strategies to reduce the severity of derailments involving dangerous goods.  The recommendation was issued as part of its investigation (R15H0013) into

February 24, 2017 News

City of Prince Albert Rewarded for Rapid Spill Response

by John Nicholson

The Saskatchewan Municipal Awards were recently handed out and the City of Prince Albert was earned a First Place Award for its response to the oil spill in the summer of 2016.  In handing out the award, it was noted

February 24, 2017 News

Trump’s Enviro Law Impact May Not Be What Many Anticipate

by Lester Sotsky and Andy T. Wang, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Many posit a material decline in environmental enforcement and a retrenchment or reversal of environmental regulatory initiatives in the new Trump administration. Certainly, one would be prudent to consider that scenario and its implications, given the repeatedly expressed intentions to

February 24, 2017 News

Funding Available for Clean Technology Demonstrations in Ontario

by Hazmat Management Editor

BLOOM (a private, not-for-profit federally incorporated company based in Ontario) recently issued a call for proposals to support the completion of clean technology demonstration projects in Ontario. A major objective of this program is to demonstrate the commercial application of

February 23, 2017 News

In situ Remediation Revitalizes Hazardous Waste Sites in North Carolina

by Max Hunt, Mountain Xpress

Hazardous waste sites are not exactly an endangered species: In Buncombe County, North Carolina alone, there are about 30 of them, relics of former manufacturing operations or other businesses that left behind toxic residues. Some of those companies were established

February 23, 2017 News

Two-in-one Chemical Analyzer Enables On-site Virtual Mixture Analysis

by John Nicholson

Thermo Fisher Scientific recently announced a software update to its Thermo Scientific Gemini handheld analyzer.  The new functionality integrates HazMasterG3, a support system designed to allow chemical response personnel to virtually mix chemical substances, interpret the results rapidly, and better

February 23, 2017 News

Membrane Barrier Technology for Gas Contaminated Sites

by John Nicholson

Novia Ltd., a company specializing in membrane technology based in the United Kingdom, recently developed a new methane barrier membrane solution, Methane Pro, for use on gas contaminated sites.  The new membrane solution complements their current membrane range which includes

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 16, 2017 News

Brownfields Redevelopment Legislation in Michigan

by John Nicholson

Legislators in Michigan recently re-introduced unique legislation in the State Senate meant to spur brownfield development in the state.  If passed, the legislation would allow municipalities to choose one project per year to be eligible for a transformational brownfield.  The

February 16, 2017 News

U.S. EPA Publishes New Toxicity Criteria for Benzo(a)pyrene

by Scott Dwyer, Practice Leader, Risk Analysis & Toxicology, Kleinfelder

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has just completed and published new toxicity criteria for benzo(a)pyrene – specifically an oral reference dose (RfD), an inhalation reference concentration (RfC), an oral slope factor (OSF), and an inhalation unit risk

February 16, 2017 News

Webinar on Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization:

by John Nicholson

Brownfield grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are one of many sources of funds that can support redevelopment of contaminated sites. This webinar will highlight a number of redevelopment resources available from the National Park Service (NPS), The