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January 26, 2017 News

U.S. pipeline regulator issues rule to speed up notification time

by John Nicholson

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently issued a rule to improve pipeline operational safety, including a requirement for faster notification following a spill. The rule says the operator must electronically or telephonically report notice of an

January 26, 2017 News

Canadian Government’s proposed Asbestos Regulations

by John Nicholson

The Canadian federal government recently introduced proposed Asbestos Regulations.  It also issued a Notice to manufacturers, importers, exporters, and users of asbestos and asbestos-containing products. Under the proposed asbestos regulations, a prohibition would be placed on all future activities respecting

January 26, 2017 News

New U.S. Requirements to Impact Hazardous Waste Generators in 2017

by John Nicholson

According to an Special Alert from the U.S. based law firm Manko, Gold, Katcher, Fox LLP (“MGKF”), the rules of the road applicable to facilities generating hazardous waste will change significantly in 2017 due to promulgation by the U.S. Environmental

January 26, 2017 News

U.S. Company to pay $1.4M Penalty for improper hazardous waste disposal

by John Nicholson

The U.S. EPA recently issued a news release in that states that Innophos Holdings Inc. a phosphate plant in Louisiana, will pay a $1.4 million penalty for sending hazardous waste to a neighbouring plant that does not have a permit

January 26, 2017 News

Bioremediation of long-term PCB-contaminated Soil

by John Nicholson

Researchers at the Academy of Sciences in the Czech Republic along with collaborators from other Universities in Europe recently released a paper that describes how white rot fungi was effective at reducing the level of PCB contamination in soil. In

January 26, 2017 News

Bioremediation of petroleum-contaminated soil and microbial population and activity determination

by John Nicholson

Bioremediation of hydrocarbon degradation in petroleum-polluted soil is carried out by various microorganisms.  In the article, collaborating researchers from Xi’an University in China and The Ohio State University argue that little information is available for the relationships between hydrocarbon degradation

January 26, 2017 News

Ontario Court of Appeal Makes Significant Ruling on Damages for Property Contamination

by Jack Coop, Partner with the Litigation Department of Fogler, Rubinoff LLP and a Certified Specialist in Environmental Law

Introduction In a decision released January 11, 2017 – Crombie Property Holdings Limited v. McColl-Frontenac Inc. et. al – the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned a summary judgment decision of the Superior Court of Justice that dismissed a civil lawsuit

January 26, 2017 News

Manitoulin Transport opens new terminal in Northern Ontario

by John Nicholson

Manitoulin Transport recently opened a new, larger terminal in Wawa, Ontario replacing an older facility that had limited storage.  The new facility, which sits on 1.8 acres, will be able to handle twice as many shipments as the old building,

January 26, 2017 News

Opportunities within the European Hazardous Waste Management Market

by John Nicholson

A recent market report from Frost & Sullivan found that incentives to implement sustainable manufacturing practices resulted in impetus to market growth for hazardous waste management. Communication and semiconductor technologies such as global positioning systems (GPS) and radio frequency identification

January 26, 2017 News

Law Moot on Legal Liabilities associated with Contaminated Sites

by John Nicholson

Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot will be held on March 4, 2017 at the Ontario Court of Appeal, Osgoode Hall, in Toronto.  The Law Moot may be of interested to professionals that deal with contaminated sites as the moot

January 26, 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 20, 2017 News

Ontario’s Excess Soil Management Policy

by John Nicholson

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has finalized the Excess Soil Management Policy Framework (the “Framework”).  The goal of the Framework is to protect human health and the environment from inappropriate relocation of excess soil.  The