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June 23, 2016 News

Funding for Hamilton Harbour Clean-up

by nicholsonj

The City of Hamilton, Ontario is located at the western tip of Lake Ontario.  Randle Reef is located in the southwest corner of Hamilton Harbour and is approximately 60 hectares (148 acres) in size.  The reef contains approximately 695,000 cubic

June 23, 2016 News

New Emergency Reporting Rules in Canada for Incidents Involving Transportation of Dangerous Goods

by Alan Harvie, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Amendments to the federal Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Amendments) now require shippers of dangerous goods to immediately file an emergency report with local authorities if the dangerous goods are lost, stolen or involved in a collision. Additional reporting must

June 23, 2016 News

Will the Redwater Decision Encourage Reckless Abandon(ment) of Oil and Gas Wells in Alberta?

by John Georgakopoulos, Partner and Certified Environmental Law Specialist, and Giselle Davidian, Associate, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

On May 19, 2016, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench released its decision in Redwater Energy Corporation (Re).  The issues at hand were whether the receiver and trustee is required to take possession and control of all licensed assets of

June 23, 2016 News

Development of Nortel Brownfields Site in Kingston, Ontario

by nicholsonj

If Taggart Corporation, an Ottawa-based developer, gets its way, a brownfield site in the City of Kingston, Ontario will be transformed into a massive subdivision with more than 1,000 homes. The brownfield site is the location of a Nortel factory

June 23, 2016 News

U.S. Army Proof of Concept Commercialization Pilot Project

by nicholsonj

The U.S. Army, Materiel Command recently announced request for proposals from environmental technology companies seeking funding to accelerate the commercialization of basic research innovations related to assessing chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial compounds, remediating hazardous areas, and accessing clean

June 23, 2016 News

$508 Million in Liabilities with Abandoned and Contaminated Mine Sites in British Columbia

by nicholsonj

The Government of British Columbia recently published a report on the Crown Contaminated Sites Program which details work the government has done over the past two years to investigate and clean-up contaminated sites resulting from historical industrial activities where responsibility

June 23, 2016 News

Enbridge to spend more on oil spill Equipment

by nicholsonj

As reported by Global News, Enbridge, a Calgary-based energy company, is spending US$7 million over the next two years on equipment that could be deployed quickly in the event of a spill from one of its oil pipelines.  Enbridge has

June 23, 2016 News

Edmonton in need of Second Hazmat Response Team

by nicholsonj

As reported in the Edmonton Journal, The Fire Chief for the City of Edmonton, Alberta has called for another hazmat response team for the city.  His reason for the need for a new team is in response to an increase

June 23, 2016 News

Hazmat and Brownfields Courses at Rutgers University

by nicholsonj

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at Rutgers University, located in New Jersey, recently released is Fall training course schedule.  Courses being offered included Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks, OSHA 8-hour HAZWOPER Training (both offered in September) and Brownfields:

June 16, 2016 News

Innovative Approaches to Brownfields Redevelopment in the U.S.

by nicholsonj

At the recent Canadian Brownfields Network annual conference held on June 14th, Margaret Renas, a professional engineer and Senior Manager from the Delta Institute in Chicago gave a presentation on innovative approaches to brownfields redevelopment in the U.S.  The presentation

June 16, 2016 News

HUB Awards Winners at CBN Annual Conference

by nicholsonj

The first annual Heroes Underpinning Brownfields (HUB) awards were handed out at the annual Canadian Brownfields Conference (CBN) on June 14th in Toronto.  The awards acknowledge individual contribution to the redevelopment of brownfields Winner of the Foundation Award was Janet

June 16, 2016 News

U.S. FAA Proposes fining Amazon $350,000 for hazardous package

by David Shepardson, Reuters

By David Shepardson, Reuters The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently stated it is proposing a $350,000 (U.S.) civil fine against Amazon.com Inc. for shipping a product that allegedly violated hazardous materials regulations and injured several UPS workers who handled