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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

January 19, 2017 News

Responsible Management of Pharmaceutical Industry Waste

by Terrapure Environmental

The pharmaceutical manufacturing industry is growing quickly and, as a result, so too are the by-products and waste it generates.  With tighter regulations and an increased focus on corporate social responsibility, companies in the sector are understandably concerned about managing

October 27, 2016 News

Revisions to Hazardous Waste Rules in the U.S.

by Karen Lutz, TRC Environmental Limited

As reported by Foley & Lardner LLP, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published proposed revisions to Hazardous Waste Generator regulations in September 2015.  The public comment for the proposed revisions closed at the end of December 2015 and the revisions

October 27, 2016 News

Swan Hills Treatment Facility Licence Renewal Update

by John Nicholson

The Swan Hills hazardous waste treatment plant, owned by the Province of Alberta and currently operated by Suez North America, is still waiting for a new long-term operating licence more than a year after the old one expired. The facility,

September 16, 2016 News

Hazardous Waste Returning to Canada

by John Nicholson

Waste that had been illegally shipped to the Philippines three years ago is heading back to Canada.  Earlier this week, the Philippine Justice Department said it will file a motion for the execution of an earlier court ruling that waste

September 16, 2016 News

Owners of Contaminated Properties Sue City of Montreal

by John Nicholson

Dozens of homeowners in a Montreal neighbourhood are planning on suing the city after discovering that their properties are contaminated from former dumps and quarries in the area. Radio-Canada conducted an investigation last year that uncovered hundreds of buildings, schools

September 16, 2016 News

New Retail Strategy for Hazardous Waste in the U.S.

by John Nicholson

As reported by Alston & Bird, on September 12, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Strategy for Addressing the Retail Sector under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Regulatory Framework.  As part of this strategy, the

September 16, 2016 News

Clean Harbors Grows Inorganically Despite Economic Woes

by John Nicholson

Recently, Zacks Investment Research updated the research report on waste management services provider Clean Harbors, Inc. Headquartered in Massachusetts, Clean Harbors is a chief provider of environmental, energy and industrial services in North America. The company serves a wide array

August 25, 2016 News

Nuclear waste accident may cost more than $2 billion to clean up

by John Nicholson

The Los Angeles Times is estimating that an explosion that occurred at a New Mexico nuclear waste dumping facility in 2014 could cost upwards of $2 billion to clean up. Construction began on the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in