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February 24, 2017 News

Canada’s Safety Board seeks strategies to reduce Hazmat Derailments

by John Nicholson

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) recently issued a recommendation (R17-01) calling for Transport Canada (TC) to develop strategies to reduce the severity of derailments involving dangerous goods.  The recommendation was issued as part of its investigation (R15H0013) into

February 24, 2017 News

City of Prince Albert Rewarded for Rapid Spill Response

by John Nicholson

The Saskatchewan Municipal Awards were recently handed out and the City of Prince Albert was earned a First Place Award for its response to the oil spill in the summer of 2016.  In handing out the award, it was noted

February 24, 2017 News

Online teaching tool for oil spill response

by John Nicholson

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), in conjunction with the Defenders of Wildlife organization recently produced an online teaching tool for oil spill response in the Bering Strait.  The Bering Strait Response Teaching Tool (BSRTT) is now available online and

February 24, 2017 News

Study determines why uranium persists in groundwater at remediated Mining Sites

by John Nicholson

A recent study led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory helps describe how the contaminant cycles through the environment at former uranium mining sites and why it can be difficult to remove.  Contrary to

February 24, 2017 News

Trump’s Enviro Law Impact May Not Be What Many Anticipate

by Lester Sotsky and Andy T. Wang, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Many posit a material decline in environmental enforcement and a retrenchment or reversal of environmental regulatory initiatives in the new Trump administration. Certainly, one would be prudent to consider that scenario and its implications, given the repeatedly expressed intentions to

February 24, 2017 News

Ambassador Bridge owner files lawsuit to allow transport of hazardous materials

by John Nicholson

As reported in the Windsor Star, the owner of the Ambassador Bridge recently filed a lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Transportation and its Director claiming they have no right to prevent hazardous materials from being transported across the privately

February 24, 2017 News

Funding Available for Clean Technology Demonstrations in Ontario

by Hazmat Management Editor

BLOOM (a private, not-for-profit federally incorporated company based in Ontario) recently issued a call for proposals to support the completion of clean technology demonstration projects in Ontario. A major objective of this program is to demonstrate the commercial application of

February 23, 2017 News

In situ Remediation Revitalizes Hazardous Waste Sites in North Carolina

by Max Hunt, Mountain Xpress

Hazardous waste sites are not exactly an endangered species: In Buncombe County, North Carolina alone, there are about 30 of them, relics of former manufacturing operations or other businesses that left behind toxic residues. Some of those companies were established

February 23, 2017 News

Two-in-one Chemical Analyzer Enables On-site Virtual Mixture Analysis

by John Nicholson

Thermo Fisher Scientific recently announced a software update to its Thermo Scientific Gemini handheld analyzer.  The new functionality integrates HazMasterG3, a support system designed to allow chemical response personnel to virtually mix chemical substances, interpret the results rapidly, and better

February 23, 2017 News

Membrane Barrier Technology for Gas Contaminated Sites

by John Nicholson

Novia Ltd., a company specializing in membrane technology based in the United Kingdom, recently developed a new methane barrier membrane solution, Methane Pro, for use on gas contaminated sites.  The new membrane solution complements their current membrane range which includes

February 23, 2017 News

Rail Safety and Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training

by John Nicholson

The Chlorine Institute & TRANSCAER Announce the 2017 Rail Safety and Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training Tour & Webinar Schedule The Chlorine Institute (CI) recently announced its 2017 Chlorine Institute/TRANSCAER Rail Safety and Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training Tour and

February 16, 2017 News

U.S. Government Environmental Liabilities in excess of $447 Billion

by John Nicholson

As reported in the District Sentinel, the chief United States federal watchdog, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), recently warned that the United States government’s environmental liabilities have grown by hundreds of billions of dollars over the past two decades. In