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March 3, 2017 News

Emergency Response Training Exercises Conducted in Quebec

by John Nicholson

As reported by Canadian Underwriter, Transport Canada (TC) and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) recently conducted a field exercise designed to improve Canada’s response capabilities in the event of an incident involving a train carrying flammable liquids, such as

March 3, 2017 News

World Distribution Report on Hazardous Waste Treatment & Disposal Lines

by John Nicholson

Research and Markets recently issued a market report on hazardous waste treatment and disposal lines.  The report covers the years 1997 to the present and provides forecasts to 2020 and from 2021 to 2028. Included in the report is a

March 3, 2017 News

Five Reasons to perform a Hazardous Building Materials Assessment before every property purchase

by Bob Greene, PE, PG, CIH, LEED AP, GLE Associates

Investors, owners, and banks know that a Property Condition Assessment (PCA) is a must on every new commercial property purchase.  Increasingly, these individuals are likewise recognizing the limits of the PCA to fully cover their potential liability.  Along with reserve

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

Online teaching tool for oil spill response

by John Nicholson

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), in conjunction with the Defenders of Wildlife organization recently produced an online teaching tool for oil spill response in the Bering Strait.  The Bering Strait Response Teaching Tool (BSRTT) is now available online and

February 24, 2017 News

Study determines why uranium persists in groundwater at remediated Mining Sites

by John Nicholson

A recent study led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory helps describe how the contaminant cycles through the environment at former uranium mining sites and why it can be difficult to remove.  Contrary to

February 24, 2017 News

Ambassador Bridge owner files lawsuit to allow transport of hazardous materials

by John Nicholson

As reported in the Windsor Star, the owner of the Ambassador Bridge recently filed a lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Transportation and its Director claiming they have no right to prevent hazardous materials from being transported across the privately

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

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 23, 2017 News

Rail Safety and Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training

by John Nicholson

The Chlorine Institute & TRANSCAER Announce the 2017 Rail Safety and Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training Tour & Webinar Schedule The Chlorine Institute (CI) recently announced its 2017 Chlorine Institute/TRANSCAER Rail Safety and Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training Tour and

February 16, 2017 News

Clean-up of Mercury at Grassy Narrows First Nation Reserve

by John Nicholson

The Ontario government recently committed to cleaning up mercury contamination at this is effecting the residents of the Grassy Narrows First Nation Reserve.  The residents have been plagued with mercury poisoning for the past 50 years. The source of the