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December 8, 2016 News

Polybrominated Diphenyl ethers in the Great Lakes

by nicholsonj

The International Joint Commission (IJC) recently released a strategy report on reducing the risks to human health and the environment from the fire retardant polybrominated diphenyls (PBDEs). PBDEs have been used as a flame retardant since the 1970s and have

December 8, 2016 News

Government Agency Fails to Report Spill

by nicholsonj

As reported in the Ottawa Sun, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) did not report ongoing chemical spills to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change when it was discovered that subsurface contamination around it National Fire

December 8, 2016 News

Subsurface Intrusion added to Superfund Hazard Ranking System

by nicholsonj

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) recently finalized a proposal to expand the hazards that qualify sites for the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).  The U.S. EPA assesses sites using the Hazard Ranking System (HRS), which quantifies negative impacts

December 8, 2016 News

Cleaning up Oil Spills with Chemically Modified Sawdust

by nicholsonj

Researchers from Washington State University claim that sawdust could be effective in cleaning up oil spills off North America’s west coast.  With the Canadian federal government giving the go ahead to two pipeline projects from Alberta to British Columbia, there

December 8, 2016 News

Compact Remediation System for BTEX and TPH Contaminated Groundwater

by nicholsonj

Researchers in Brazil recently published an paper that details the use of a compact remediation system for the treatment of groundwater contaminated with benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX) and petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH).  The paper, published in Environmental Technology, describes

December 8, 2016 News

Municipalities and Contamination: What are you going to do when homeowners come for you?

by Donna Shier and Joanna Vince, Wilms & Shier

By Donna Shier, Partner and Certified Environmental Law Specialist, and  Joanna Vince, Associate, with the assistance of Victoria Chai, Student-at-Law.  © Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP. Municipalities continue to grapple with environmental liability.  A recent lawsuit in Montreal shows

December 8, 2016 News

Data Driven Decisions for Emergency Response Organizations

by Robert Charles, D4H Technologies

Not everyone needs to become a quant, data scientist or an expert in data management.  However, it is worth brushing up on the basics of quantitative analysis, so as to understand and improve the use of data to assist in

December 8, 2016 News

Environmental Technologies: A Market Assessment Report

by nicholsonj

The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration recently published a report that can be used as a market assessment tool for U.S. exporters.  It is also of use to environmental and industry professionals from around the world.  The report

December 8, 2016 News

Webinar: U.S. Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rules

by nicholsonj

The webinar will provide information on the U.S Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions Final Rule (Docket No. EPA-HQ-RCRA-2015-0147).  The new rules are scheduled to become effective on December 31, 2016.  The webinar will take place on December 12, 2016, from 1:00

December 8, 2016 News

Integrated DNAPL Site Strategy Webinar

by nicholsonj

The Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) is hosting a webinar on an Integrated Dense Non-aqueous Phase Liquid (DNAPL) Site Strategy is scheduled for December 13th from 1:00 pm until 3:15 pm EST.   The webinar will examine the important

December 8, 2016 News

RemTEC, Denver, Colorado, March 7-9, 2017

by nicholsonj

The Remediation Summit (RemTEC) delivers a truly unique platform focused on advancing environmental science and the remediation industry. At this event, participants will hear essential sources of information on technology, application, and policy affecting the restoration of contaminated sites. This

December 1, 2016 News

New Contaminated Sites Regulations in British Columbia

by nicholsonj

On September 21, 2016, the Minister of Environment Mary Polak amended the Contaminated Sites Regulation, B.C. Reg. 375/96 (the “Regulations”).  The amendments took effect November 1st, 2017, following a 12-month transition period, and have been a long time coming, as