HazMat Management

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Remediation


February 24, 2017 News

City of Prince Albert Rewarded for Rapid Spill Response

by John Nicholson

The Saskatchewan Municipal Awards were recently handed out and the City of Prince Albert was earned a First Place Award for its response to the oil spill in the summer of 2016.  In handing out the award, it was noted

February 23, 2017 News

In situ Remediation Revitalizes Hazardous Waste Sites in North Carolina

by Max Hunt, Mountain Xpress

Hazardous waste sites are not exactly an endangered species: In Buncombe County, North Carolina alone, there are about 30 of them, relics of former manufacturing operations or other businesses that left behind toxic residues. Some of those companies were established

February 16, 2017 News

U.S. Government Environmental Liabilities in excess of $447 Billion

by John Nicholson

As reported in the District Sentinel, the chief United States federal watchdog, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), recently warned that the United States government’s environmental liabilities have grown by hundreds of billions of dollars over the past two decades. In

February 16, 2017 News

Brownfields Redevelopment Legislation in Michigan

by John Nicholson

Legislators in Michigan recently re-introduced unique legislation in the State Senate meant to spur brownfield development in the state.  If passed, the legislation would allow municipalities to choose one project per year to be eligible for a transformational brownfield.  The

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

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 16, 2017 News

Webinar on Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization:

by John Nicholson

Brownfield grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are one of many sources of funds that can support redevelopment of contaminated sites. This webinar will highlight a number of redevelopment resources available from the National Park Service (NPS), The

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

Oil Spill Response Course – May 2017

by John Nicholson

The United States National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility (Ohmsett) is holding an Oil Spill Response Strategies and Tactics Training session from May 22-25, 2017 at the Ohmsett facility in Leonardo, New Jersey. Over the past

February 2, 2017 News

Site of New Ottawa Hospital on Contaminated Land

by John Nicholson

Recent documents released by Public Services and Procurement Canada shows that the site proposed for a new hospital in Ottawa has groundwater contamination. In 2014, the Sir John Carling Building was demolished in Ottawa to pave way for a new

February 2, 2017 News

$350M Spent on Planning the Remediation of a Yukon Mine

by John Nicholson

According to a recent article in the National Post, over $350 million has been spent to clean up an abandoned mine in the Yukon with no actual work being done at the site.  The Treasury Board of Canada’s annual report

February 2, 2017 News

Best Practices for Environmental Site Management

by John Nicholson

The U.S. EPA recently issued an Issue Paper entitled Best Practices for Environmental Site Management: Recommended Contents of a Groundwater Monitoring Report (U.S. EPA 542-F-16-005). The purpose of the issue paper is to recommend information to include in groundwater monitoring