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February 3, 2017 News

Networking Opportunities for Emergency Managers in Ontario

by John Nicholson

Are you: New to Emergency Management or Business Continuity?  An Emergency Management Professional looking to give back to your community?  A First Responder, Health Professional, Risk Management Professional, Private Consultant, Business Continuity Coordinator, IT Professional, or an Emergency Manager from

February 2, 2017 News

Webinar on Biodegradation of 1,4-Dioxane

by John Nicholson

A free webinar is scheduled for February 23rd on Biodegradation of 1,4-Dioxane: Bacteria, Pathways, Co-contaminant Effects and Monitoring Tools.  The speaker for the webinar is Dr. Shaily Mahendra, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA. The webinar will be

February 2, 2017 News

Emergency Managers Conference and AGM – May 11th and 12th

by John Nicholson

The Ontario Association of Emergency Managers (OAEM) will be holding their 17th annual conference and annual general meeting (AGM) on May 11th and 12th in Burlington, Ontario. There will be a diverse list of speakers and subject matter experts including

February 2, 2017 News

RemTEC Summit – March 7th to 9th

by John Nicholson

The RemTEC Summit delivers a truly unique platform focused on advancing the environmental science and remediation industry.  It is the place where you can hear essential sources of information on technology, application and policy impacting the restoration of contaminated sites

January 27, 2017 Feature

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

by Jack Coop Partner at 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

Ontario Government to handle contaminated land at Stelco

by John Nicholson

As recently reported in the Hamilton Spectator, the Ontario Government stated it will assume the environmental legacy issues associated with contamination at the Stelco property in the north end of Hamilton.  The reason for the decision by the Ontario Government

January 26, 2017 News

New U.S. Requirements to Impact Hazardous Waste Generators in 2017

by John Nicholson

According to an Special Alert from the U.S. based law firm Manko, Gold, Katcher, Fox LLP (“MGKF”), the rules of the road applicable to facilities generating hazardous waste will change significantly in 2017 due to promulgation by the U.S. Environmental

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