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June 5, 2017 News

Characterization and Treatment of Heavy Metals at Mining Sites

by John Nicholson

At the May 2017 meeting of the Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable (FRTR), the focus of discussions was on the characterization and treatment of heavy metals and mining sites.  A webinar series will be hosted this summer based on some of

June 5, 2017 News

Taking the Cleaner to the Cleaners: Statutory Liability For Pollutant Spills Post-Midwest

by Lana Finney and Stacey MacTaggart, DLA Piper

In a decision released in March 2017, Huang v Fraser Hillary’s Limited (“Huang“), the Ontario Superior Court of Justice used section 99(2) of the Ontario Environmental Protection Act (“EPA“) to anchor liability and award the plaintiff $1,632,500 in damages for remediation, in addition to

June 5, 2017 News

Absorbent Material Development that removes PFOA

by hazmat management editor

CycloPure’s recently announced it has developed that first-ever adsorbent material that removes perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonate (PFOS) from water to below Federal and State limits.  The breakthrough performance of this new material for PFOA removal was reported recently in

June 5, 2017 News

Bureau Veritas Aligns North American Industrial Hygiene Services under Maxxam Brand

by hazmat management editor

Bureau Veritas, company that offers testing, inspection and certification services, recently announced that it has aligned its North American Industrial Hygiene laboratory testing services under the Maxxam brand. A member of the Bureau Veritas group of companies, Maxxam is a North

May 29, 2017 News

Contractor fined $600,000 for Discharging Sediment into Adjacent Streams

by Hazmat Management Editor

2280577 Ontario Inc. (formerly Naylor Renewable Energy Inc.) recently pleaded guilty to three offences and was fined $600,000 for causing or permitting the discharge of sediment-laden stormwater and impairing the quality of the water, failing to notify the Ontario Ministry

May 29, 2017 News

Company and Owner fined $60,000 for Failing to Report Spill

by John Nicholson

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) recently reported that Tactical Ordnance Inc. and Casey Brouwer pleaded guilty to one offence each and were fined a total of $60,000 for failing to give notice of a discharge

May 29, 2017 News

US PMSA Raises Fines for Federal Hazmat Transportation Violations

by hazmat management editor

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently announced increases in the maximum and minimum civil penalties for knowing violations of the federal hazardous materials transportation law or a regulation, order, special permit, or approval issued under that

May 29, 2017 News

Contract Opportunity – In situ Thermal Remediation

by hazmat management editor

U.S. EPA Region 7 is planning a performance-based in situ thermal remediation (ISTR) requirement at the Cleburn Street Well OU2 Superfund Site in Grand Island, Nebraska. This is a revised version of the requirement originally posted for proposals by the

May 29, 2017 News

Scientists develop new tool to assess oil spills

by hazmat management editor

As reported in Physics.org, scientists are getting an entirely new perspective of what happens to oil in a spill, thanks to a tool developed by researchers at Florida International University. Little is known about the chemical make-up of oil and

May 29, 2017 News

What To Do If You Find An Underground Fuel Oil Tank In Your Backyard

by Jacquelyn Stevens, Matthew Gardner, Nicole Petersen and Victoria Chai, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

Fuel oil leaks from underground storage tanks (“USTs”) into the soil and groundwater can result in environmental damage and significant costs to homeowners. Property owners should be proactive in addressing a UST upon discovery to minimize liability for potential damage

May 29, 2017 News

Superfund Reform: Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

by Seth D. Jaffe, Foley Hoag LLP

In a previous article, I offered less than fulsome praise of U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s announcement that he was taking control of remedial decisions for big Superfund sites.  Now, he’s followed up with a memorandum announcing establishment of a

May 29, 2017 News

Import and Export of Hazardous Waste Shipments Webinar – June 5th

by hazmat management editor

The U.S. EPA is hosting a webinar on exports and imports of hazardous wastes, including those managed as universal waste and spent lead-acid batteries, are required to follow import and export procedures under 40 CFR Part 262 Subpart H. Shipments