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Mississauga firefighters injured in warehouse explosion of butane, insecticide

Mississauga firefighters were surprised to find butane lighters and insecticide spray cans when they responded to an alarm call on April 23, 2014, especially when the former industrial warehouse was empty during its last fire code inspection.
Apr 24, 2014 9:51AM


Geoprobe demos newest sonic drill with GroundTech ready to supply Canadian market

Kansas-based Geoprobe Systems is hosting an open house today (April 24, 2014), in part, to demonstrate its newest high-tech drilling machine for interested parties in the midwestern US.
Apr 24, 2014 9:15AM


BC reaches halfway point for priority clean-ups of contaminated sites

As a marker of progress, fish, plants and other animals are returning to Britannia Mine. Once the worst source of metal pollution in North America, the site is now a point of pride in British Columbia’s (B.C.’s) highly-regarded...
Apr 17, 2014 10:35AM


NEWALTA: New board members, strategic review of industrial division

Calagary-based Newalta Corporation has announced that it has engaged RBC Capital Markets to conduct a review of strategic alternatives for its industrial division and the potential sale, initial public offering (IPO) or spin-off of...
Apr 17, 2014 10:30AM


New Jersey proposes record dredging of contaminated Passaic River

The US Environmental Protection Agency is planning to remove more than four million cubic yards of contaminated sediment from a stretch of the Passaic River in New Jersey.
Apr 17, 2014 10:19AM


California water utility fined $390,000 for improper arsenic disposal

Water and wastewater utility California American Water has agreed to pay a fine of $390,000 penalty for improperly disposing of arsenic extracted from three local water systems, according to the District Attorney’s Environmental...
Apr 17, 2014 10:08AM


PCB dumping plagues Carolinas

Illegally dumped polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) found in North Carolina’s sewer system in February 2014 will cost the City of Charlotte more than $1.3 million to remediate.
Apr 17, 2014 9:56AM


Explosives and Blasting Technique conference accepting abstracts

Abstracts for the 41st annual conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique are now being accepted by the International Society of Explosives Engineers.
Apr 17, 2014 9:45AM


Enerkem's carbon conversion reaches final in CCEMC challenge

Waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, Enerkem Inc.,  has announced that its research project to convert carbon from industrial waste carbon dioxide and natural gas into chemicals, has been selected as a finalist in a...
Apr 17, 2014 9:24AM


CERCA strengthens emergency response network across Canada

The Canadian Emergency Response Contractors’ Alliance (CERCA) has been working since 1997 to ensure HazMat responders are equipped with the knowledge, skills and tools to be the most effective in the business. 
Apr 17, 2014 7:31AM


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