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StatCan releases HazWaste data for 2012

Canada’s top stats makers have released data showing the amount of hazardous waste handled by industry in 2012 at transfer stations, intermediate processing facilities and final destination hazardous waste treatment disposal and recycling...
Mar 27, 2014


VIDEO: Tour the 2014 Sites & Spills Conference

Dear Readers,  Please allow HazMat Editor Guy Crittenden to take you on a tour of the 2014 Sites & Spills Conference, which ran February 19 - 20, 2014 at the International Centre in Toronto. If you couldn't make it last time, check...
Mar 19, 2014


Ontario floats framework for toxic substances list

Ontario is proposing a new process for adding or removing substances deemed to be toxic.
Mar 19, 2014


Engineers question NEB's Northern Gateway math

A group of professional engineers is questioning the National Energy Board’s decision to approve the Northern Gateway project’s shipping of diluted bitumen from the western terminus at Kitimat, British Columbia (B.C.) to the open...
Mar 13, 2014


Canada wraps cold war era radar cleanup in North

The Department of National Defence says the largest environmental remediation in Canada's history is now finished.
Mar 13, 2014


US abatement company fined $46,000 over lead exposure

An Illinois-based lead, mold and asbestos abatement company has been fined $46,900 after its workers were exposed to lead paint while conducting abrasive blasting operations.
Mar 13, 2014


Sleeping beauty's toxic secret

New York state is the first in the U.S. to propose legislation to ban the use of microbeads in beauty products because of their toxic threat to fish and water.
Mar 6, 2014


Proving PTSD in Ontario may be eased for first responders

Psychological support for Ontario emergency response workers like firefighters, paramedics and police received a boost from legislators on February 26, 2014, when a Bill was tabled to address the complexity of post-traumatic stress disorder...
Mar 6, 2014


US issues emergency order for crude-by-rail

*Editor's Note: For the Canadian perspective on this issue, check out this new blog post from HazMat Editor Guy Crittenden.
Feb 27, 2014


CO leak kills NY seafood spot manager, sickens patrons

A carbon monoxide leak in the heating system at a New York seafood spot, killed the restaurant’s manager and hospitalized more than a dozen diners.
Feb 27, 2014


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