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May 22, 2017 News

Ontario’s Excess Soil Regulatory Proposal

by hazmat management editor

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) recently released a proposed regulation for the management of excess soil.  “Excess soil” is considered to be soil that is excavated from a construction or development site.  In Ontario, there

May 22, 2017 News

Emergency Declared At Nuclear-Contaminated Site in Washington State

by hazmat management editor

As reported by NPR, The U.S. Department of Energy has declared an emergency at a nuclear-contaminated site in Washington state, after soil caved in over a portion of a tunnel containing rail cars contaminated with nuclear waste. “All personnel in

May 7, 2017 News

Responsible Energy receives ECA for Gasification Facility

by Hazmat Management Editor

Responsible Energy Inc. recently received all necessary Environmental Compliance Approvals (ECA’s) from Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to begin operating a Free Radical Gasification (FRG™) Demonstration Facility in Ontario. Responsible Energy’s President and CEO, Gordon Fraser is

April 30, 2017 News

Company pays $3.5 million in law suit alleging illegal Hazwaste Disposal

by John Nicholson

Big Lots Stores Inc. was recently ordered to pay more than $3.5 million in fines following settlement of a lawsuit alleging illegal hazardous waste disposal at its 206 California stores and a distribution center.  The law suit, filed by 35

April 23, 2017 News

Environment and Cleantech Business and Policy Forum – May 30

by John Nicholson

In partnership with the Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA), Hazmat Management is pleased to offer a joint invitation to the annual Environment and Cleantech Business and Policy Forum on May 30, 2017. Ontario is transitioning to a low-carbon circular economy

April 9, 2017 News

Street Sweepings deemed Waste by Regulator

by John Nicholson

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) recently issued an Order to the City of Mississauga (a City of 800,000 immediately west of Toronto) to remediate street sweeping it had distributed to a number of private and

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

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

February 2, 2017 News

Supreme Court Decision on British Columbia Landfill

by John Nicholson

As reported by CTV, a British Columbia Supreme Court judge has ordered the contaminate soil landfill above Shawnigan Lake to stop accepting any contaminated soil. In the recent decision, the British Columbia (B.C.) Supreme Court justice set aside an earlier

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

January 26, 2017 News

Training Requirements in Ontario – Waste Transport Vehicles

by John Nicholson

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) recently updated the Guideline for Training Requirements for Drivers of Waste Transportation Vehicles (Guideline C-12, PIBS 7914e01).  The driver training guidelines are applicable for drivers who transport municipal waste, liquid

January 26, 2017 News

Canadian Government’s proposed Asbestos Regulations

by John Nicholson

The Canadian federal government recently introduced proposed Asbestos Regulations.  It also issued a Notice to manufacturers, importers, exporters, and users of asbestos and asbestos-containing products. Under the proposed asbestos regulations, a prohibition would be placed on all future activities respecting