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February 16, 2017 News

What is a Brownfield? You be Judge

by John Nicholson

There are many definitions of a brownfield. The U.S. EPA defines a brownfield as follows: The term “brownfield site” means real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous

February 16, 2017 News

Science March – April 22, 2017

by John Nicholson

A March for Science is planned in Washington D.C. and around the world on April 22nd, 2017.  The marches, organized by scientists to highlight the importance of research, are meant to be a celebration of science as opposed to a protest. 

February 9, 2017 News

Improving Pipeline Monitoring and Spill Response

by John Nicholson

As reported by the Canadian Press, Alberta’s research and development agency, InnoTech Alberta, has a new program in the works that aims to improve pipeline monitoring and spill response by enlisting more indigenous people in the effort.  Hundreds of thousands

February 9, 2017 News

Global Forecast for the Emergency Spill Response Market

by John Nicholson

According to a recent market study, the emergency spill response market is estimated to reach $33.68 billion (USD) by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.0% between 2016 and 2022.  The market is expected to have significant

February 9, 2017 News

Spill Response Job in Hawaii

by John Nicholson

Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) is currently looking for a Mate aboard an Oil Spill Response vessel located in Honolulu, HI.   The position offers a schedule of M-F 0700-1530 with the ability to go home nights and weekends.  This is

February 9, 2017 News

Emergency Management and Business Continuity Standard Course

by John Nicholson

The Ontario Association of Emergency Managers (OAEM) is hosting an Emergency Management and Business Continuity Standard Course based on the Canadian Standard Association (CSA) Standard Z1600. The event is scheduled for two days, March 9th and 10th from 11 am

February 9, 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

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