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May 7, 2017 News

BacTech Awarded OCE Grant in Support of Arsenic Research

by John Nicholson

BacTech Environmental Corporation (CSE: BAC, OTC Pink: BCCEF) recently announced that its joint application with Laurentian University to Ontario Centres of Excellence (“OCE”) has been approved for $75,000 through OCE’s Voucher for Innovation and Productivity II (“VIP II”), offered on

May 7, 2017 News

The future of environmental enforcement in the U.S.

by Kimberly Hyde, George Gigounas, and Christopher G. Campbell, DLA Piper

A new decision in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals gives new influence to objection letters sent by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to state and local environmental agencies, and may open the door for the EPA to employ

May 7, 2017 News

Business Opportunity for Ontario Water Technology Companies

by John Nicholson

The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) recently launched a call for applications for our new Export Development Pilot Program.  It’s open to all Canadian companies. Is your Canadian water technology company interested in targeting high-potential water and wastewater utility clients

May 7, 2017 News

Template to Help Create OSHA HazCom Written Plan

by John Nicholson

VelocityEHS, the cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software provider, recently announced the availability of its new MSDSonline Written HazCom Plan Template aimed at helping EHS professionals save time and money in researching and compiling their OSHA-required written plans.

May 7, 2017 News

Environment and Cleantech Business and Policy Forum – May 30

by Hazmat Management Editor

In partnership with the Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA), we are pleased to offer a joint invitation to the annual Environment and Cleantech Business and Policy Forum on May 30, 2017.    Ontario is transitioning to a low-carbon circular economy

April 30, 2017 News

Alberta government announces $1.3 million creosote monitoring project for Calgary

by hazmat management editor

As reported in the Calgary Herald, the Province of Alberta recently announced a five-year project to continue monitoring creosote levels in the West Hillhurst community in the City of Calgary. The Alberta government said the goal of the $1.3-million study is

April 30, 2017 News

Under-reporting of Oil Spills in Gulf of Mexico

by John Nicholson

As reported by Fast Company, a recent report by three environmental activist organization claims that offshore oil accidents in the Gulf of Mexico are a more regular and serious occurrence than the industry is willing to admit.  The recent report,

April 30, 2017 News

TCE contamination in Cambridge: 10 years and counting

by John Nicholson

As reported by the CBC, contamination found in the groundwater back in 2004 in the City of Cambridge, approximately 100 km northwest of Toronto has still not been remediated.  The contaminant of concern, trichloroethylene (TCE) History The source of the

April 30, 2017 News

Company pays $3.5 million in law suit alleging illegal Hazwaste Disposal

by John Nicholson

Big Lots Stores Inc. was recently ordered to pay more than $3.5 million in fines following settlement of a lawsuit alleging illegal hazardous waste disposal at its 206 California stores and a distribution center.  The law suit, filed by 35

April 30, 2017 News

Alberta Court Places Creditors over the Environment

by hazmat management editor

As reported by the CBC and the Calgary Herald, the Alberta Court of Appeal (in a 2-1 decision) has upheld the Redwater Energy decision that gave secured creditors priority over environmental clean-up in the case of an energy bankruptcy. The

April 30, 2017 News

Opportunity in the U.S. for Oil Spill Response Training

by hazmat management editor

The U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center in Port Hueneme, California, is soliciting proposals for a contract to provide Oil Spill Response Training via instruction of three classes–Facility Response Plan Training, Spill Management Team Training, and New Skimmer

April 30, 2017 News

Outlook of the Global Emergency Spills Response Market

by John Nicholson

Fior Markets recently issued a market study report entitled “The Emergency Spill Response Market Research Report.”  The report is a professional and in-depth study on industry Size, Share, Trends, Growth, Application, Consumption Volume and Value, Forecast, Supply, Production, Price, Professional