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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

December 1, 2016 News

New Contaminated Sites Regulations in British Columbia

by John Nicholson

On September 21, 2016, the Minister of Environment Mary Polak amended the Contaminated Sites Regulation, B.C. Reg. 375/96 (the “Regulations”).  The amendments took effect November 1st, 2017, following a 12-month transition period, and have been a long time coming, as

December 1, 2016 News

New Tool for getting Cutting Edge Environmental Technology to Market

by John Nicholson

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently published a new standard to help companies that are developing innovative environmental technologies reach new markets.  ISO 14034:2016, Environmental management – Environmental technology verification (ETV), will provide independent verification of the performance of

December 1, 2016 News

CHAR Technologies Ltd. CEO Named Young Entrepreneur of the Year

by John Nicholson

CHAR Technologies Ltd. (the “Corporation”) (TSX VENTURE:YES) is pleased to announce that CEO Andrew White was named as Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Ontario Business Achievement Awards (OBBAs), hosted by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (http://bit.ly/2ccPbrO ). “I’m

December 1, 2016 News

Webinar on Vapour Intrusion

by John Nicholson

Land Science® is presenting a webinar with Dr. Blayne Hartman, a key thought leader in the field of vapor intrusion research and solutions on December 13th at 2 pm EST.  During this webinar presentation, Dr. Hartman will discuss the latest

November 24, 2016 News

Court Denies Municipality copy of Industry’s Hazardous Assessment Report

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

Decision and Implications On October 13, 2016 the Saskatchewan Queen’s Bench in Consumers’ Co-operative Refineries Ltd. (CCRL) v. the City of Regina 2016 SKQB 335 held that information in a major instance hazard assessment report, prepared by Marsh Risk Consulting