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January 5, 2017 News

Webinar on Innovative Clean-up of 1,4-Dioxane Contaminated Sites

by John Nicholson

The U.S. Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) & the U.S. Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) are hosting a webinar on April 6th 2017 on the innovative clean-up of sites contaminated with 1,4-Dioxane.  The webinar is scheduled from

January 5, 2017 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 28, 2016 News

Mining Company Fined $30,000 for Environmental Offence

by John Nicholson

Wabush Mines has been ordered to pay a $30,000 penalty for polluting the environment near the company’s Labrador mine in May 2015, after pleading guilty to the charges recently in Newfoundland and Labrador provincial court. Enforcement officers with Environment Canada

December 22, 2016 News

Fish Plant Fined $200,000 for Discharge

by John Nicholson

The fish processing company based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador was recently fined $200,000 for environmental violations related in contravention of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999 (CEPA). Barry Gorup Inc. was ordered to pay the $200,000 penalty for

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 15, 2016 News

Neighbours Sue Government Agency for Groundwater Contamination

by John Nicholson

As reported in the Ottawa Sun, residents living near the National Research Council’s Firefighting testing lab in Mississippi Mills are organizing a class action lawsuit against the NRC, claiming extensive damage to their properties by contamination. The $40 million lawsuit

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

The Hudson Bay Company fined $765,000 for releasing PCBs into the environment

by John Nicholson

The Hudson Bay Company was recently found guilty of six charges and was fined $765 000 for violating Canada’s PCB Regulations and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA).  The company will also have to establish an Environmental Management System,

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

Municipalities and Contamination: What are you going to do when homeowners come for you?

by Donna Shier and Joanna Vince, Wilms & Shier

By Donna Shier, Partner and Certified Environmental Law Specialist, and  Joanna Vince, Associate, with the assistance of Victoria Chai, Student-at-Law.  © Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP. Municipalities continue to grapple with environmental liability.  A recent lawsuit in Montreal shows

December 8, 2016 News

RemTEC, Denver, Colorado, March 7-9, 2017

by John Nicholson

The Remediation Summit (RemTEC) delivers a truly unique platform focused on advancing environmental science and the remediation industry. At this event, participants will hear essential sources of information on technology, application, and policy affecting the restoration of contaminated sites. This