HazMat Management


March 26, 2017 News

Montreal’s Electric Train Project could derail Contaminated Site Clean-up

by Hazmat Management Editor

As reported in the Montreal Gazette, the planned $5.9 billion (Cdn.) electric train project could interfere with proposed clean-up of a contaminated site along the St. Lawrence River.  Daniel Green, an environmental activist who is also running for the Green

March 26, 2017 News

The US has one inspector for every 5,000 miles of oil pipeline

by Zoe Schlanger, Environmental Reporter, Quartz

There are 2.7 million miles of pipeline snaked across the US. Some of the pipes carry hazardous chemicals, others carry crude oil, and still others carry highly pressurized natural gas.  And when it comes to safety, all of them are

March 12, 2017 News

U.S. EPA adds Subsurface Intrusion to the Superfund Hazard Ranking System

by Hazmat Management Editor

The U.S. EPA has finalized a proposal to expand the hazards that qualify sites for the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).  The U.S. EPA assesses sites using the Hazard Ranking System (HRS), which quantifies negative impacts to air, groundwater, surface

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

February 24, 2017 News

Canada’s Safety Board seeks strategies to reduce Hazmat Derailments

by John Nicholson

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) recently issued a recommendation (R17-01) calling for Transport Canada (TC) to develop strategies to reduce the severity of derailments involving dangerous goods.  The recommendation was issued as part of its investigation (R15H0013) into

February 16, 2017 News

Brownfields Remediation Conference – Brantford, Ontario

by John Nicholson

The City of Brantford will be hosting the 2017 Inter-Municipality Brownfield Coordinators Conference this coming June in the City of Brantford.  The exact date and other details about the conference are pending. The theme of the planned one and a

February 2, 2017 News

Free Webinar on Management Excess Soil

by John Nicholson

A free webinar on the about the recently launched Excess Soils By-Law Tool and the Ontario Excess Soil Management Policy Framework will be held on February 17th from noon to 1 pm (EST).  The tool provides links to municipal site

January 26, 2017 News

Manitoulin Transport opens new terminal in Northern Ontario

by John Nicholson

Manitoulin Transport recently opened a new, larger terminal in Wawa, Ontario replacing an older facility that had limited storage.  The new facility, which sits on 1.8 acres, will be able to handle twice as many shipments as the old building,

December 8, 2016 News

Subsurface Intrusion added to Superfund Hazard Ranking System

by John Nicholson

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) recently finalized a proposal to expand the hazards that qualify sites for the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).  The U.S. EPA assesses sites using the Hazard Ranking System (HRS), which quantifies negative impacts

December 1, 2016 News

Online Resource assists with Excess Soil Management

by John Nicholson

The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) recently launched the excess soil bylaw tool website, www.excesssoils.com, with the purpose of helping Ontario municipalities develop by-laws around the use of excess soil.  It may also be applicable to municipalities in other jurisdictions. Excess

November 24, 2016 News

Webinar on Mining Waste Treatment Technology Selection

by John Nicholson

Mining produces millions of tons of waste each year.  Contaminants from un-reclaimed or un-remediated areas have affected millions of acres of land and over 10,000 miles of stream.  Historical mining practices and the absence of routine mined-land reclamation, remediation, and

November 24, 2016 News

Uber for Trucking Launched

by John Nicholson

The bane of taxis drivers around the world, Uber recently launched a new division called Uber Freight.  The plan to develop Uber Freight includes the introduction of self-driving trucks after the company bought Otto, a self-driving trucking company in the