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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

Groundwater Sustainability Assessment Approach: Guidance for Application

by John Nicholson

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) recently issued a document entitled Groundwater Sustainability Assessment Approach: Guidance for Application.  The document is intended to assist users to successfully apply the Groundwater Sustainability Assessment Approach (GSAA) developed by 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 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 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

ONEIA Event with Ontario Environmental Commissioner – March 28th, 2017

by John Nicholson

The Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA) is pleased to announce that the Ontario Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe will offer her annual address to the province’s environment and cleantech industry on March 28th. The Commissioner will join us earlier in the

March 3, 2017 News

Environmental Fine for Dry Cleaner in Mississauga, Ontario

by John Nicholson

The owner of a dry cleaning establishment in Mississauga, Ontario recently plead guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice to one count of contravening the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations made pursuant to the Canadian Environmental

March 3, 2017 News

B.C. contaminated soil landfill loses Environmental Permit

by Hazmat Management Editor

The British Columbia (B.C.) Ministry of the Environment (MOE) recently canceled the environmental permit for Cobble Hill Holdings for the operation of its contaminated soil landfill.  The landfill, located near Shawnigan Lake in British Columbia, had been use as a

March 3, 2017 News

World Distribution Report on Hazardous Waste Treatment & Disposal Lines

by John Nicholson

Research and Markets recently issued a market report on hazardous waste treatment and disposal lines.  The report covers the years 1997 to the present and provides forecasts to 2020 and from 2021 to 2028. Included in the report is a

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

Funding Available for Clean Technology Demonstrations in Ontario

by Hazmat Management Editor

BLOOM (a private, not-for-profit federally incorporated company based in Ontario) recently issued a call for proposals to support the completion of clean technology demonstration projects in Ontario. A major objective of this program is to demonstrate the commercial application of

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