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February 11, 2016 News

New Technology Developed for the bottom outlet value of Rail Tank Cars

by nicholsonj

Kelso Technologies Inc., a public traded company recently announced that it had developed a new rail tank car bottom outlet valve (BOV) which features ceramic components that are designed to increase valve life and reliability. The company sees the use

February 11, 2016 News

Compliance Assistance vs. Punishment of Hazardous Waste Regulations in Florida

by nicholsonj

A report prepared by the Florida chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) claims that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is not enforcing laws against companies that generate hazardous waste or collecting fines from convicted polluters. PEER

February 11, 2016 News

U.S. EPA Inspection Reveals Hazardous Waste Violations at Paint Company

by nicholsonj

The U.S. EPA recently announced its inspection of a paint company in Iowa uncovered a number of violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste.  U.S. EPA inspectors discovered that

February 11, 2016 News

Proposed Subsurface Intrusion Component to the U.S. Superfund Hazard Ranking System

by nicholsonj

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on the proposed addition of a subsurface intrusion (SSI) component to the Superfund Hazard Ranking System (HRS).  The HRS is a scoring system the U.S. EPA uses to identify

February 11, 2016 News

Shipping Household Hazardous Waste to the Philippines is Legal

by nicholsonj

Environmental groups in the Philippines are claiming that between 2013 and 2014, approximately 103 containers of household hazardous waste was shipped from Canada to their country.  An Ontario-based company that shipped the waste declared it recyclable plastic materials.  The Philippines

February 10, 2016 News

Remotely-Controlled Rail Cars Collide in Alberta

by Hazmat Management Editor

A collision of two pressurized tanker rail cars loaded with propane occurred at a Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) yard northeast of Edmonton.  It was the third such accident at the same rail yard in the past two months.   The accident,

February 10, 2016 News

Job Opportunity: Senior Traffic Specialist

by nicholsonj

National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec), a prime contractor to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, has an immediate opening for a Senior Traffic Specialist to work with various shippers from multiple National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec) locations

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