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December 22, 2016 News

Mapping Contamination in the Great Lakes Basin

by John Nicholson

Researchers recently published a new map showcasing concentrations of polyhalogenated carbazoles (PHCZs), a new class of toxic chemicals, in Great Lakes sediment.  Analysis of sediment samples from Lake Michigan, Superior and Huron suggest a total of 3,000 tonnes of PHCZs

December 22, 2016 News

Avatar Movie Inspires Hazmat Clean-up Equipment Design

by John Nicholson

Korean Future Technology has built a 13-foot-tall mechanical outfit, named Method-1, similar to suit seen in the Avatar movie.   The outfit, which weighs four tonnes, amplifies the movements of its operator.  The suit’s articulated arms and legs let it manipulate objects and

December 22, 2016 News

Global Hazardous Waste Management Market Forecast 2016-2023

by John Nicholson

According to a recent market report by Research and Markets, the global hazardous waste management market is poised to grow during the forecast period of 2016 to 2022.  Various reasons for growth of the hazardous waste management market are rapid

December 15, 2016 News

Hazardous Materials Rail Shipments: A Review of Emergency Response Information

by John Nicholson

The U.S. Government Accounting Office (U.S. GAO) recently released a report that reviews emergency response information of hazardous materials on rail shipments.  The purpose of the report is to help emergency responders safely handle rail incidents involving hazardous materials. To

December 15, 2016 News

Labelling Hazardous Chemicals: Turbulence on Transportation and Shipping

by Lorcan Archer, ERA Environmental

by Lorcan Archer, ERA Environmental With the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) now officially in place as the standard for the labelling of hazardous chemicals across the US, Canada is preparing to adopt the system in 2017.  It’s an indication that

December 15, 2016 News

International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference

by John Nicholson

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) presents the International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference. The International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference is the premier conference in the United States for hazardous materials responders. This conference offers the most experienced

December 15, 2016 News

Marketing Opportunities in Hazmat Magazine

by John Nicholson

Hazmat Management Magazine’s weekly e-newsletter is distributed to over 18,000 environmental, cleantech, and hazmat professionals in North America.  Have your company’s product or service included in our company profile section of HazMat Management’s weekly e-newsletter or web site. Starting at

December 8, 2016 News

Government Agency Fails to Report Spill

by John Nicholson

As reported in the Ottawa Sun, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) did not report ongoing chemical spills to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change when it was discovered that subsurface contamination around it National Fire

December 8, 2016 News

Subsurface Intrusion added to Superfund Hazard Ranking System

by John Nicholson

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) recently 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

December 8, 2016 News

Cleaning up Oil Spills with Chemically Modified Sawdust

by John Nicholson

Researchers from Washington State University claim that sawdust could be effective in cleaning up oil spills off North America’s west coast.  With the Canadian federal government giving the go ahead to two pipeline projects from Alberta to British Columbia, there

December 8, 2016 News

Data Driven Decisions for Emergency Response Organizations

by Robert Charles, D4H Technologies

Not everyone needs to become a quant, data scientist or an expert in data management.  However, it is worth brushing up on the basics of quantitative analysis, so as to understand and improve the use of data to assist in

December 8, 2016 News

Environmental Technologies: A Market Assessment Report

by John Nicholson

The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration recently published a report that can be used as a market assessment tool for U.S. exporters.  It is also of use to environmental and industry professionals from around the world.  The report