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February 16, 2017 News

Is Alberta Under-reporting Oil Spills?

by John Nicholson

As reported in The Tyee, a recent study commissioned at the request of a First Nation based in Alberta, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has been inaccurate in reporting on the scale and impact of daily crude oil and salt

February 16, 2017 News

Clean-up of Mercury at Grassy Narrows First Nation Reserve

by John Nicholson

The Ontario government recently committed to cleaning up mercury contamination at this is effecting the residents of the Grassy Narrows First Nation Reserve.  The residents have been plagued with mercury poisoning for the past 50 years. The source of the

February 16, 2017 News

Brownfields Redevelopment Legislation in Michigan

by John Nicholson

Legislators in Michigan recently re-introduced unique legislation in the State Senate meant to spur brownfield development in the state.  If passed, the legislation would allow municipalities to choose one project per year to be eligible for a transformational brownfield.  The

February 16, 2017 News

Record Year for Environmental Enforcement in the U.S.

by John Nicholson

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division recently released its environmental enforcement report for 2016.  The report shows includes the highest recoveries in environmental enforcement and the highest criminal penalties handed down in an individual vessel pollution

February 16, 2017 News

Global Hazmat Suits Market Report

by John Nicholson

Market.biz recently released a research report on the Global Hazmat Suits Market – 2017.  The report provides a comprehensive overview of the hazmat suits market including definitions, a wide range of applications, classifications and a complete industry chain structure.  The

February 16, 2017 News

U.S. EPA Publishes New Toxicity Criteria for Benzo(a)pyrene

by Scott Dwyer, Practice Leader, Risk Analysis & Toxicology, Kleinfelder

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has just completed and published new toxicity criteria for benzo(a)pyrene – specifically an oral reference dose (RfD), an inhalation reference concentration (RfC), an oral slope factor (OSF), and an inhalation unit risk

February 16, 2017 News

What is a Brownfield? You be Judge

by John Nicholson

There are many definitions of a brownfield. The U.S. EPA defines a brownfield as follows: The term “brownfield site” means real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous

February 16, 2017 News

Inventory of Hazardous Materials Certification for Ships

by John Nicholson

DNV GL, a safety and sustainability service firm, and Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt, a shipping company headquartered in Germany, have signed a contract to carry out Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) certifications for the shipping company’s managed fleet of more

February 16, 2017 News

Brownfields Remediation Conference – Brantford, Ontario

by John Nicholson

The City of Brantford will be hosting the 2017 Inter-Municipality Brownfield Coordinators Conference this coming June in the City of Brantford.  The exact date and other details about the conference are pending. The theme of the planned one and a

February 16, 2017 News

Science March – April 22, 2017

by John Nicholson

A March for Science is planned in Washington D.C. and around the world on April 22nd, 2017.  The marches, organized by scientists to highlight the importance of research, are meant to be a celebration of science as opposed to a protest. 

February 16, 2017 News

Webinar on Leveraging Resources for Brownfields Revitalization:

by John Nicholson

Brownfield grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are one of many sources of funds that can support redevelopment of contaminated sites. This webinar will highlight a number of redevelopment resources available from the National Park Service (NPS), The

February 9, 2017 News

$130,000 in Penalties for Improper Storage of Petroleum Products

by John Nicholson

The Clearwater River Dene Nation, the Clearwater Store, and band administrator, Walter Hainault, were recently sentenced in the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan after pleading guilty to failing to comply with an environmental protection compliance order (EPCO) issued by Environment and