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June 15, 2017 News

Hazmat Incident in St. Catharines results major evacuation

by John Nicholson

A June 12th traffic accident on the QEW Highway through St. Catharines, Ontario involving a tanker truck carrying phosphine resulted in a hazmat response and an order by police requiring the evacuation of all persons within a 2-km radius of

June 13, 2017 News

Alberta Court Orders Company to pay $3.5 million for Mine Spill

by John Nicholson

Prairie Mines & Royalty ULC (formerly known as Coal Valley Resources Inc.) pleaded guilty in Alberta Provincial Court on June 9, 2017, to two counts of violating the Canadian Fisheries Act.  The Honourable Judge C.D. Gardner sentenced the company to

June 13, 2017 News

‘Leakless’ Pipeline Could Be the Safest Way To Transport Oil

by Hazmat Management Staff

As reported in the Huffington Post and the CBC, Researchers at the University of Calgary say they’ve developed a way to get oil to its destination without spilling a single drop. Engineering professor Martin Mintchev and master’s student Thiago Valentin

June 13, 2017 News

Banning Dangerous Goods Shipments during Storms

by Hazmat Management Staff

The March 14th, 2017 snow storm that hit Ontario and Quebec hard and resulted in an accident on Highway 401 (the main highway between southern Ontario and Quebec) that closed the road for 30 hours because it became a hazmat

June 13, 2017 News

U.S. Study on sites contaminated by PFC

by John Nicholson

A team of researchers from Northeastern University and the Environmental Working Group recently released a report that showed that numerous locations across the United States had drinking water contaminated with perfluorocarbons. PFCs – highly fluorinated toxic chemicals, also known as

June 13, 2017 News

FLIR Announces FLIR Griffin G510 Portable Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer for Chemical Hazard Identification

by Hazmat Management Staff

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) recently announced the Griffin G510 Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS), its first person-portable chemical identifier. The FLIR Griffin G510 enables military and civil responders to easily sample all phases of matter, including solid, liquid, and vapor,

June 13, 2017 News

Innovative Application of Centrifuge Technology

by Hazmat Management Staff

Terrapure Environmental recently received an Environmental Leader Award for Product of the Year for its creative use of technology – the centrifuge – which provides its customers in the petrochemical and refinery sector with significant environmental and financial benefits. The

June 13, 2017 News

Lost Insurance Policy? Pursuing Coverage For Long-Tail Environmental Liability Still Feasible

by John H. Kazanjian and Nicole B. Weinstein, Beveridge & Diamond PC

Companies facing environmental cleanup liability typically confront claims that are brought multiple decades after the alleged polluting activity took place. This passage of time often results in the loss or disappearance of crucial historic documents, including insurance policies, necessary to

June 13, 2017 News

ONEIA’s 2017 Golf Day – July 19th 2017

by John Nicholson

REGISTER NOW! The Ontario Environment Industry Association’s (ONEIA’s) annual golf event brings together a mix of environmental businesspeople from a range of companies to support the Association. Prior to the afternoon of relaxing golf and networking, we offer an exciting

June 13, 2017 News

Marketing Opportunities in Hazmat Magazine

by John Nicholson

Hazmat Management Magazine’s weekly e-newsletter is distributed to over 18,000 environmental, cleantech, and hazmat professionals in North America.  Have your company’s product or service included in our company profile section of HazMat Management’s weekly e-newsletter or web site. Starting at

June 6, 2017 News

CBN Brownfields Conference – June 15th 2017

by Hazmat Management Staff

FIND OUT HOW BROWNFIELDS ARE DEFINING URBAN PLANNING!WHAT’S NEW – WHAT’S NEXT – WHAT’S NECESSARY   Discover the Impact of NEW Technologies Get Updates on NEW Provincial Regulations Hear NEW Perspectives from Professionals Network with NEW Practitioners Featured Speakers Featured Speakers

June 5, 2017 News

Ontario Environment Ministry Issues Drafts Order for company to investigate mercury contamination

by John Nicholson

The Ontario government recently issued a Draft Order for preventative measures to the Domtar paper mill.  The draft Order requires the Paper Mill, located in Dryden Ontario, to study the mercury contamination on its property that was deposited by a