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May 26, 2016 News

New, Versatile Flexible Containment Berm

by nicholsonj

Justrite Manufacturing Company, headquartered in Illinois, recently developed a New Rigid-Lock QuickBerm® Lite that offers 100% leak-proof protection against spills from damaged saddle tanks, hydraulic lines, leaky pipes, machinery, batteries, and more.    Durable, lightweight and portable, QuickBerm® Lite folds

May 26, 2016 News

Dust-Free Dangerous Goods Packaging

by nicholsonj

ICC Compliance Center (ICC), a North American company that specializes in dangerous goods regulations solutions, recently announced its UN 4GV packaging line has expanded to include dust-free packaging kits for shipping dangerous goods by air, ground and sea.  ICC sees

May 25, 2016 News

Excavator Company Fined for Dumping Contaminated Soil

by nicholsonj

An Ontario-based excavation company, known as Ottawa Excavations recently plead guilty to one offence and was fined $3,500 plus a victim fine surcharge of $875 for unlawful deposit of solid non-hazardous demolition waste at an unapproved location, contrary to the

May 25, 2016 News

Professor Awarded Prize for Toxic Waste Eating Microbes

by nicholsonj

Professor Elizabeth Edwards from the University of Toronto was recently awarded the Canada Council’s Killam Prize for her research on how microorganisms can be used to clean-up contaminants in soil and groundwater. As a recipient of the Killam Prize, Professor

May 25, 2016 News

U.S. EPA Commits $55.2 million to Clean-up Contaminated Sites

by nicholsonj

The U.S. EPA recently announced the selection of 218 new Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup (ARC) grant investments totaling $52.1 million (U.S.) to 131 communities across the United States.  Each recipient of a grant will receive anywhere from $200,000

May 25, 2016 News

Cleaning up Metal Contamination with Microbots

by nicholsonj

A collaboration of researchers from Germany, Spain, and Singapore recently issued a paper in Nano Letters on graphene-based microbots for toxic heavy metal removal and recovery from water.  The researchers report that the graphene oxide-based microbots act as active, self-propelled

May 19, 2016 News

Alberta Releases Contaminated Sites Exposure Control Guide

by nicholsonj

The Alberta Department of Environment and Parks recently released the Alberta Exposure Control Guide for Contaminated Sites.  The document is designed to give direction for site managers, stakeholders, and environmental professionals with the requirements for risk management using the exposure

May 19, 2016 News

Legal Case against U.S. Oversight of Oil Spill Response Plans

by nicholsonj

The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), a not-for-profit activist organization, recently asked for a summary judgement in its lawsuit against the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), claiming the Department failed its legal obligation to review pipeline operators’ spill response plans.

May 19, 2016 News

Safe Rail Communities Claims Victory

by nicholsonj

Two years after its inception, Safe Rail Communities (SRC) claims its efforts are finally being acknowledged.  The non-partisan organization that advocates for safe, transparent, and regulated rail service, recently participated in a closed round table with Transport Minister Marc Garneau

May 19, 2016 News

Heated Debate on Draft Environmental Site Assessment of Farm

by nicholsonj

An environmental site assessment of a farm that is the preferred site for the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus expansion has created a heated debate.  The 160-page environmental site assessment report on the 60-acre parcel of farmland which is the proposed

May 19, 2016 News

TerraTherm acquires Current Environmental Solutions

by nicholsonj

TerraTherm Inc. (Gardner, Mass.) recently acquired Current Environmental Solutions (CES), a Texas-based provider of in situ thermal remediation (ISTR) technology.  CES specializes in electrical resistance heating (ERH), a form of ISTR.  TerraTherm is a subsidiary of Cascade Environmental and specializes

May 12, 2016 News

Ontario Man Fined for Failing to Report Spill

by nicholsonj

A truck driver, Russell Friesen, recently pleaded guilty to failing to provide notice of a diesel spill to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) and was fined $8,000 and ordered to pay another $10,950.07 in restitution