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January 26, 2017 News

Bioremediation of petroleum-contaminated soil and microbial population and activity determination

by John Nicholson

Bioremediation of hydrocarbon degradation in petroleum-polluted soil is carried out by various microorganisms.  In the article, collaborating researchers from Xi’an University in China and The Ohio State University argue that little information is available for the relationships between hydrocarbon degradation

January 26, 2017 News

Ontario Court of Appeal Makes Significant Ruling on Damages for Property Contamination

by Jack Coop, Partner with the Litigation Department of Fogler, Rubinoff LLP and a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law

Introduction In a decision released January 11, 2017 – Crombie Property Holdings Limited v. McColl-Frontenac Inc. et. al – the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned a summary judgment decision of the Superior Court of Justice that dismissed a civil lawsuit

January 26, 2017 News

Law Moot on Legal Liabilities associated with Contaminated Sites

by John Nicholson

Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot will be held on March 4, 2017 at the Ontario Court of Appeal, Osgoode Hall, in Toronto.  The Law Moot may be of interested to professionals that deal with contaminated sites as the moot

January 26, 2017 News

Marketing Opportunities in Hazmat Management 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

January 20, 2017 News

U.S. EPA to Ban certain uses of TCE

by John Nicholson

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) recently announced a proposal to ban certain uses of trichloroethylene (TCE), a known carcinogen that is extremely difficult to remediate when it contaminates the subsurface. The proposed ban would disallow the use

January 19, 2017 News

Canadian TDG Training – From “Adequate” to “Competent”

by John Nicholson

Transport Canada has released for comment a White Paper, Training in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods: A White Paper, outlining the changes it is proposing to the training requirements for individuals responsible for transporting dangerous goods in and out of

January 19, 2017 News

27th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air

by John Nicholson

March 20th to the 23rd 2017 will mark the twenty seventh annual gathering of environmental professionals to the Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air.  This year the event will take place at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego,

January 12, 2017 News

Canada’s Supreme Court asked to Rule on Contaminated Landfill Site

by John Nicholson

The municipal government of the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is appealing a court decision on Shawnigan Lake landfill to the Supreme Court of Canada.  The CVRD wants the Supreme Court to order that the landfill be shut down and

January 12, 2017 News

U.S. Justice Department settles with Clean-up Firms over False Claims

by John Nicholson

The United States Department of Justice (U.S. DOJ) recently announced that Bechtel National Inc., Bechtel Corp., URS Corp. (predecessor in interest to AECOM Global II LLC) and URS Energy and Construction Inc. (now known as AECOM Energy and Construction Inc.)

January 5, 2017 News

Firm fined $975,000 for improper handling of electrical equipment containing PCBs

by John Nicholson

Tidan Inc. and seven associated companies (“Tidan Group”) recently plead guilty to 52 charges related to improper management of PCB-containing electrical equipment.  Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) and the Canadian federal PCB Regulations, companies are required to

January 5, 2017 News

Forecast for Hazardous Waste Industry Market to 2023

by John Nicholson

Research and Markets recently published a market report on the hazardous waste industry in Canada and the United States.  The market report gives information on market Consumption, products, and services for Canada and the USA from 1997- 2016 and Forecasts

January 5, 2017 News

Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals National Conference

by John Nicholson

The Alliance of Hazardous Management Professionals (AHMP) annual national conference is scheduled for August 27th to the 30th 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas.  The Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals™ (AHMP), formerly the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, Inc. (ACHMM)