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February 4, 2016 News

Ontario’s MOECC Proposed Guideline on Management of Excess Soil

by nicholsonj

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has issued a proposed Policy Framework for Excess Soil Management (“proposed framework”) that is a proposed path forward and guiding principles for the development of policy related to the management of

February 4, 2016 News

US EPA Toxics Release Inventory – 2014

by nicholsonj

The United States Environmental Protection Agency recently released the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) for the 2104 calendar year.  The TRI is the United States equivalent to the National Pollutant Release Inventory in Canada. The 2014 TRI data showed that 4

February 3, 2016 News

Bioremediation Technologies and Services – Outlook for 2016

by Hazmat Management Editor

Transparency Market Research has released a market research report on the bioremediation industry.  The report identifies North America as the largest market for remediation services followed closely by Europe.  The report claims the drivers for growth for bioremediation services in

January 27, 2016 News

Globe 2016 International Conference and Expo

by hazmat editor

Globe 2016  International Conference & Expo is scheduled for Vancouver from March 2-4, 2016. Vancouver The International Trade Division at the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade (MCIIT) is inviting Ontario companies to exhibit in the Ontario Pavilion. Attached

January 27, 2016 News

Chemicals, Waste, and Hazmat Transportation: Outlook for 2016

by hazmat editor

Recently, Bloomberg BNA released its annual outlook related to chemicals, waste management, and hazmat transportation.  According the Bloomberg BNA, major stories in 2016 involve an expected overhaul of the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s

January 26, 2016 News

Hazmat Response to ammonia leak at Greater Toronto Area Manufacturing Plant

by Hazmat Management Editor

Firefighters from the City of Brampton, a city of 500,000 immediately northwest of Toronto, responded to a chemical leak at a local food manufacturing plant in full Hazmat suits.  An anhydrous ammonia leak at the Olymel Galco Food Products in

January 26, 2016 News

Taking Action on Radon

by Hazmat Management Editor

January is National Radon Action Month in the United States.  During the month of January the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) is promoting the testing for radon in homes and offices.  Unbeknownst to many, radon is the second

January 26, 2016 News

Atlantic Provinces and Eastern U.S. States Hazmat Response Plan

by Hazmat Management Editor

Government officials in Prince Edward Island are taking the lead in a cross-border hazardous materials response plan.  With $402,000 (Cdn.) funding from the federal government, P.E.I.’s Department of Justice and Public Safety will continue its work it started last year

January 7, 2016 News

California methane leak reaches state of emergency

by Hazmat Management

More than 2,000 families – some reporting illness – have been evacuated due to the massive leak

December 22, 2015 News

Video shows massive fireball engulfing hazmat workers at Sask. derailment site 

by David Nesseth

More than a year after a major Saskatchewan train derailment, dramatic video has emerged showing how two hazmat workers were almost killed. WATCH HERE:

December 22, 2015 News

US Army settles with EPA over HazMat violations

by Hazmat Management

The Army discovered an old munitions and explosives dump within the Fort’s Small Arms Range Complex in June 2013, but failed to report it.

December 22, 2015 News

EDITOR’s PICK: EPA releases 2015 Annual Environmental Enforcement Results

by David Nesseth

READ FULL STORY: 12/16/2015: EPA Announces 2015 Annual Environmental Enforcement Results