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West Virginia tap water ban eased one week after chem spill

West Virginia authorities are slowly lifting a five-day ban on tap water, following the January 9, 2014 chemical spill into the Elk River.
Jan 16, 2014


Sites & Spills leads way with 17 HazMat, remediation sessions

*Editor's Note: Welcome to the Week 8 preview of the Sites and Spills Conference, Feb. 19-20, 2014, at the International Centre in Toronto.
Jan 16, 2014


New Brunswick crude-by-rail fire stokes safety debate

A Canadian National (CN) freight train derailed January 7, 2013 in northwestern New Brunswick (N.B.) while transporting crude oil, liquefied petroleum gas and other goods.
Jan 9, 2014


EPA to recognize both E1527-05 and E1527-13 ESA standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized the revision of ASTM E1527 "Standard Practice for Environmental Site Assessments: Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process.”
Jan 9, 2014


New York state passes mercury thermostat collection program

New York state manufacturers must develop and implement a mercury thermostat collection program, after a new Bill was signed into law in December 2013.
Jan 2, 2014


Saskatchewan starts recycling antifreeze, diesel exhaust fluid

Saskatchewan’s new environmental regulations for recycling used antifreeze, plastic antifreeze and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) containers come into effect on January 1, 2014.
Jan 2, 2014


Rail service resumes in Lac-M├ęgantic under new rule

Train whistles can be heard in the Québec town of Lac-Mégantic for the first time since 47 people died in the July 2013 derailment that devastated the small community.
Dec 19, 2013


BluMetric to remediate Ontario mine sites for $2.5-million

Ottawa-based cleantech company BluMetric Environmental Inc. has won two new environmental engineering services contracts worth more than $2.5 million to conduct remediation for an unnamed major mining company.
Dec 19, 2013


STALLED: Ontario's low carbon fuel standard

Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says the province's Ministry of the Environment should take over responsibility for developing a low carbon fuel standard because the Ministry of Energy has “dithered” over the project for...
Dec 12, 2013


Expert Panels are a new addition to 2014 Sites and Spills

*Editor's Note: Welcome to the Week 5 preview of the Sites and Spills Conference, Feb. 19-20, 2014, at the International Centre in Toronto. To read last week's preview, please click here.
Dec 12, 2013


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