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January 12, 2017 News

Canada’s Supreme Court asked to Rule on Contaminated Landfill Site

by John Nicholson

The municipal government of the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is appealing a court decision on Shawnigan Lake landfill to the Supreme Court of Canada.  The CVRD wants the Supreme Court to order that the landfill be shut down and

January 12, 2017 News

U.S. Justice Department settles with Clean-up Firms over False Claims

by John Nicholson

The United States Department of Justice (U.S. DOJ) recently announced that Bechtel National Inc., Bechtel Corp., URS Corp. (predecessor in interest to AECOM Global II LLC) and URS Energy and Construction Inc. (now known as AECOM Energy and Construction Inc.)

January 12, 2017 News

Alberta Government Orders Clean-up of Contaminated Site

by John Nicholson

The Government of Alberta recently issued an Enforcement Order to Cherokee Canada Inc. which requires the company to clean-up hazardous waste at a former creosote plant in Edmonton. The creosote plant had operated from 1924 until 1987 and was purchased

January 12, 2017 News

U.S. EPA Gives $3.8M for Clean-up of Brownfield Sites

by John Nicholson

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has selected 19 communities for approximately $3.8 million in funding to assist with planning for cleanup and reuse of Brownfield sites as part of the Brownfields Area-Wide Planning (AWP) program.  Each recipient will

January 12, 2017 News

Chemical Poisoning of Polar Bears

by John Nicholson

According to a recent scientific study, polar bears face chemical poisoning 100 times above levels considered safe for adult bears.  The reason is that certain pollutants bioaccumulate in the environment. A research article in the recent edition of Environmental Toxicology

January 12, 2017 News

Real-Time Mapping of Chlorinated Solvent DNAPL in the Subsurface

by John Nicholson

A report United States Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (U.S. ESTCP) recently released a report that describes the testing of a new direct-push optical screening tool for high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) subsurface mapping of chlorinated solvent dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs)

January 12, 2017 News

Guide on Long-Term Contaminant Management Using Institutional Controls

by John Nicholson

The U.S. Interstate Technology Regulatory Council (ITRC) recently published a guidance document on Long-Term Contaminant Management Using Institutional Controls (IC-1).  The guidance document was developed in response to the recent growth in the number of contaminated sites in the U.S.

January 12, 2017 News

Marketing Opportunities in Hazmat Management 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

January 12, 2017 News

Brownfield Conference in Newark, New Jersey

by John Nicholson

The 8th Northeast Sustainable Communities Workshop is scheduled for March 15th 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  Sponsored by the Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast, the workshop will is entitled Driving Revitalization Sustainably: identifying sustainable goals and strategies for revitalizing their

January 5, 2017 News

Firm fined $975,000 for improper handling of electrical equipment containing PCBs

by John Nicholson

Tidan Inc. and seven associated companies (“Tidan Group”) recently plead guilty to 52 charges related to improper management of PCB-containing electrical equipment.  Under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) and the Canadian federal PCB Regulations, companies are required to

January 5, 2017 News

Framework Guidance Manual for In-Situ Wetland Restoration

by John Nicholson

This manual, prepared under the U.S. Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), is a guide to the use of in situ reactive amendment technologies for remediation of contaminated wetland hydric soils.  The manual provides a toolbox of methods with which

January 5, 2017 News

Funding Opportunity for Companies with the U.S. EPA

by John Nicholson

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a funding opportunity for companies with expertise developing tools, procedures, and guidance to promote efficient cleanup work. This project will provide support for state participation in developing tools, procedures, and guidance to promote efficient