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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

U.S. EPA Issues Guidance for Characterization and Remediation of Contaminated Sediment Sites

by Hazmat Management Editor

As reported in in the National Law Review, the U.S. EPA Office of Land and Emergency Management recently issued a Directive to Regional Administrators on the development, evaluation, selection, and implementation of response actions at contaminated sediment sites under the

March 26, 2017 News

Geospatial Analysis for Optimization at Environmental Sites

by John Nicholson

The U.S. Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (U.S. ITRC) recently released a document entitled Geospatial Analysis for Optimization at Environmental Sites guidance (GRO-1) to help practitioners better apply geospatial analyses in environmental projects. Geospatial analysis supports optimization activities throughout all stages

March 26, 2017 News

Oil Spill Response Technology Improvement

by John Nicholson

In a recent breakthrough in spill response, the team at HalenHardy has discovered a fibre compound that enables the user to store between 400 and 1000% more spill response materials in the same space as traditional spill products.  This process,

March 26, 2017 News

Contract of $98 million awarded for Port Hope Area Clean-up

by John Nicholson

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd. (“CNL”) recently awarded a $98 million clean-up of radioactive contamination in Port Hope, Ontario.  The contract for the Port Hope Area Initiative (“PHAI”) Long-Term Waste Management Facility (“LTWMF”) was awarded to a joint venture company of 

March 26, 2017 News

Remediating Groundwater Contamination with Nanotechnology

by John Nicholson

The NanoRem Bulletin recently published a bulletin describing a pilot study to evaluate the nanoscale zerovalent iron (nZVI) remediation of arsenic (As) in groundwater.  It was undertaken as part of the NanoRem Project (Taking Nanotechnological Remediation Processes from Lab Scale

March 12, 2017 News

Robots Mapping and Cleaning Nuclear Sites

by Hazmat Management Editor

As report in Sputnik News, a team of researchers at the University of Manchester in Great Britain has been awarded a grant by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to develop a robotic system equipped with a wider

March 12, 2017 News

Researchers Invent a Sponge for Oil Spill Cleanup

by John Nicholson

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Lab recently announced that that had invented a new material that could completely revolutionize the way oil spills are cleaned up. The sponge foam, called Oleo Sponge, can soak up 90

March 12, 2017 News

Podcast on Re-Engineering Remedial Processes Cost-Efficiently

by John Nicholson

A podcast is available on re-engineering traditional remedial processes to treat soils and groundwater in order to make them more cost efficient is available on the Accelerated Remediation Technologies LLC (ART) website.  The podcast, presented by Mohamed Odah, PhD, P.E.,

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 3, 2017 News

British Columbia Amendments to the Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR)

by John Nicholson

The British Columbia government recently re-issued Administrative Bulletin 3 which prescribes the administrative process for legal instrument applications being submitted during the regulatory transition period ending October 31, 2017, when the new numerical standards under the Stage 10 Amendment to