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Chemtura faces new fine for chemical release following 2010 incident

Sulfonate producer Chemtura Canada Inc. has been fined $150,000 after a pump failure at its Scarborough, Ontario facility discharged sulphuric acid into the environment.
Jan 30, 2013


RILA creates SDS template for retailers

The U.S.-based Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has launched a new Safety Data Sheet (SDS) template to help businesses easily obtain chemical information about their products.
Jan 23, 2013


Decommissioning Quebec's last oil-fired power plant

By the end of 2013, the skyline near Montreal will be a little barer, and a lot cleaner, as the decommissioning of the “dinosaur” thermal generating facility in Sorel-Tracy — with its four colossal chimneys like...
Jan 23, 2013


Red Deer fined $50,000 over 2010 PCB spill

The Alberta city of Red Deer has been fined $50,000 for an October 2010 spill that released 160 litres of Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) at at an electrical substation.
Jan 16, 2013


Newfoundland making inroads with Haz waste collection

Paint recycling and the proper disposal of other household hazardous waste are making inroads in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Jan 16, 2013


SCS promotes US HazMat vet to Enviro Services Leader

Connecticut-based SCS Engineers has announced veteran HazMat figure Dan Johnson as its new Environmental Services Practice Leader.
Jan 16, 2013


Lead exposure linked to violent crime, US study finds

A new study is bringing attention to a potential link between lead exposure and violent behaviour.
Jan 10, 2013


Companies spending billions on cleantech, enviro protection:StatCan

A December 2012 Statistics Canada (StatCan) survey shows that Canadian industries are doling out billions to meet environmental regulations, but the nation’s petroleum industry says it doesn’t even begin to show how some sectors are...
Jan 8, 2013


US study finds new use for sludge from acid mine remediation

Residuals from treating acid mine drainage can be used as effective, inexpensive adsorbents for agricultural and wastewater discharges, a new study by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey Leetown Science Center has found.
Jan 2, 2013


Dangerous fluids hauler charged by Alberta government over 2011 spill

Industrial fluids hauler Oilfield Service Ltd. is facing three charges from the Alberta government related to a petroleum product spill that occurred on June 9, 2011.
Jan 2, 2013


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