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March 12, 2017 News

Quebec Company fined $500,000 for Oil Discharge

by John Nicholson

Valero Energy Inc., Jean Gaulin Refinery (formerly Ultramar Ltd.) based Lévis, Quebec, recently pleaded guilty to six environmental offences and it was sentenced by a judge to pay the sum of $500,000.  The company was order to pay a $120,000

March 12, 2017 News

Environmental Health and Safety Market Analysis

by John Nicholson

According to a market analysis report prepared by Grand View Research Inc., the global environmental health and safety market is expected to reach $96.18 billion (USD) by 2025.  The increasing number of regulations imposed by environmental protection and governmental agencies

March 12, 2017 News

Statutory Right to Compensation for Remediation Applies to Spills Occurring before the Right was in Force

by Stanely D. Berger, B.C.L., L.L.C., Certified Specialist in Environmental Law, Fogler Rubinoff

On March 6th, 2017 Superior Court Judge P.E. Roger ruled in Huang v. Fraser Hillary’s Ltd., 2017 ONSC 1500 that section 99 of Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act R.S.O. 1990, c.E19 allowed the plaintiffs to recover compensation against a neighbouring dry

March 12, 2017 News

Webinar: Balancing the Costs of Cleanup during Remedial Planning

by John Nicholson

REGENESIS® is hosting a remediation presentation with special guest speaker, Jeffrey Carnahan, MS, LPG, Executive Vice President for EnviroForensics.  Mr. Carnahan’s presentation will cover balancing the costs of active cleanup and long-term stewardship (LTS) during remedial planning, and will include

March 12, 2017 News

Webinar: Fundamentals in Site Characterization

by John Nicholson

This series will help you plan and implement effective site characterization strategies. Webinars cover both classic methods and innovative approaches to characterize soil, groundwater and soil vapour quality. Learn how to demonstrate delineation using data supported by your conceptual site

March 12, 2017 News

Health & Safety Conference & Trade Show – Toronto, May 2-3, 2017

by Hazmat Management Editor

Workplace Safety and Prevention Services is hosting Partners in Prevention 2017 Conference and Trade on May 2nd and 3rd.  The event will be held at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.  The conference features two days of keynote speakers, cutting-edge

March 12, 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

March 3, 2017 News

Major Fine for Oil Spill in Alberta

by John Nicholson

As reported in the Edmonton Sun, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) recently fined Murphy Oil Company, based in Calgary, with environmental fine as a result of an incident in which oil spilled from an oil pipeline in 2015 near the

March 3, 2017 News

Environmental Fine for Dry Cleaner in Mississauga, Ontario

by John Nicholson

The owner of a dry cleaning establishment in Mississauga, Ontario recently plead guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice to one count of contravening the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations made pursuant to the Canadian Environmental

March 3, 2017 News

B.C. contaminated soil landfill loses Environmental Permit

by Hazmat Management Editor

The British Columbia (B.C.) Ministry of the Environment (MOE) recently canceled the environmental permit for Cobble Hill Holdings for the operation of its contaminated soil landfill.  The landfill, located near Shawnigan Lake in British Columbia, had been use as a

March 3, 2017 News

Market Report on Environmental Testing and Analytical Services Sector

by Hazmat Management Editor

Environmental Business International recently released a market report on the environmental testing and analytical services sector in the United States.  The report provides an analysis of the markets, competition, customer needs, and technology, pricing and M&A trends in the $2.0-billion

March 3, 2017 News

Podcast on Excess Soil By-Law Tool

by John Nicholson

For those unable to attend the webinar hosted by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) on the Excess Soil Bylaw Tool for use in Ontario, the webinar recording is now available in the Workshops and Webinars section of CUI website.  It