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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)

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