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June 10, 2013 Feature

West, Texas

by Guy Crittenden

On April 17, 2013 a fertilizer plant exploded in the small city of West, Texas, killing 14 people (including 10 fire fighters and EMS personnel) and injuring hundreds. Property damage is estimated at $100 million. (For a detailed account, read…

March 1, 2013 Feature

Political Realities

by Aaron Atcheson

In its January 2013 report on clean energy, Competing in Clean Energy: Capitalizing on Canadian Innovation in a $3 Trillion Economy, the Pembina Institute identified two major challenges to developing clean energy businesses in Canada: the lack…

March 1, 2013 Feature

Cleantech Outlook for 2013

by John Nicholson

To some, cleantech refers only to renewable energy. Others have an expanded view that includes industries that develop and use technology to deliver products or services with fewer environmental impacts (and that use fewer resources) than…

March 1, 2013 Feature

Insolvency: Part Two

by Dianne Saxe & Meredith James

Last issue we told you a bit about the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Abitibi Bowater v. Newfoundland, in which insolvency law trumped environmental orders. This issue, we want to tell you more about the rule the court laid down,…

March 1, 2013 Feature

Human Factors Influencing Workplace Safety

by Lynne Bard

Safety is expensive, but an accident is even more costly. All organizations, all business owners, all managers, supervisors and workers in all workplaces need to understand the effect of work performed on the human body and how we influence the…

March 1, 2013 Feature

CARI On!

by Guy Crittenden

The landscape of trade associations in the waste and recycling sector in Canada can be a bit bewildering for newbies. (And surveys show the industry is comprised of a surprising number of young people who have been in the business for only a…

March 1, 2013 Feature

Classifying Hazardous Materials for Transportation

by Thaddeus Speed

Hazardous materials (HazMat) cover a wide range of materials and a variety of HazMat classification schemes and systems have been developed to safeguard various segments of industry. In each system, classification of a hazardous material allows…

March 1, 2013 Feature

Giving a Frack

by Guy Crittenden

For some time I’ve thought (and written in this space) that one of the emerging “next big things” in environmental protection is shareholder activism, that is, activists working to change the system from within, rather than…

December 10, 2012 Feature

Remedying Risk Assessment

by Theresa Phillips

The terms “remediation” and “dig-and-dump” are, for some, mutually exclusive. Just what are we “remedying” by excavating and dumping soil in a landfill?

December 10, 2012 Feature

HazWastes lead new EPR regimes

by Guy Crittenden

Cradle-to-cradle manufacturing is the Holy Grail for advocates of sustainable manufacturing and packaging, and so-called extended producer responsibility (EPR) is the way to get there, according to them.

October 10, 2012 Feature

Federal Environmental Assessment

by Dianne Saxe

In July, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 1992 was abolished, and replaced by a new Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (CEAA 2012). According to the Conservative government, the new CEAA will streamline federal environmental…

October 10, 2012 Feature

The Cleanup Detail

by Guy Crittenden

KG Services (www.kgservice.ca) is a small but growing service company in the environmental remediation and spill response space. Founded in 2005 by owner/operator Kris Gaal, the Brantford, Ontario-based company started in excavation and soon…