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April 30, 2017 News

New Sensors Monitor Temperature of Dangerous Goods in Real Time

by hazmat editor

Nexiot AG (a company specializing in complex systems, and ultra low-power imbedded technology) recently announced that it is customizing its zero-maintenance smart sensor system for Bertschi Group’s tank containers, to monitor the temperature of dangerous goods and help ensure safe

April 30, 2017 News

Canada: When Is An Environmental Contamination Claim Too Old To Extend The Limitation Period?

by Scott H.D. Bower, Russell Kruger, and Stephanie Clark (Articling Student), Bennett Jones

40 to 60 years may be too old when determining whether to extend a limitation period for a negligence-based environmental contamination claim, the court recently ruled in Brookfield Residential (Alberta) LP (Carma Developers LP) v Imperial Oil Limited, 2017 ABQB

April 30, 2017 News

Nanotechnology Innovation and Oil Spill Clean-up

by John Nicholson

Nanotechnology has had a multitude of applications: from healthcare to textiles to new consumer gadgets, innovative new uses for nanotechnology are constantly emerging.  It has now found a new role, with University of Alberta-based nanotechnology accelerator Ingenuity Lab using it

April 30, 2017 News

U.S. EPA Marketplace 2017: Procurement Opportunities for Small Business

by John Nicholson

The U.S. EPA, Office of Acquisition Management, RTP Procurement Operations Division will be hosting Marketplace 2017 in Durham, North Caroline on May 31st, 2017.  The venue for the event is the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center. The Marketplace event

April 23, 2017 News

Nova Scotia Supreme Court Orders Clean-up of Contaminated Site

by John Nicholson

The Nova Scotia (N.S.) Supreme Court recently confirmed that polluters must clean up a contaminated site in rural community of less than 1000 people that is approximately 10 kilometres (6 miles) south of Halifax. In the decision, the court ruled that

April 23, 2017 News

U.S. Army confirms PFOS/PFOA Contamination at New Jersey Base

by John Nicholson

U.S. Department of Defence officials at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst have confirmed that chemicals used in firefighting foam has been found in several groundwater sources on and off the base. The chemicals in question are perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic

April 23, 2017 News

Charges Laid for Oil Spill in British Columbia

by Hazmat Management

As reported by CTV News, charges have been laid against the owners of the MV Marathassa nearly two years after a leak of bunker fuel fouled the beaches of English Bay in Vancouver, but the company is trying to scuttle

April 23, 2017 News

E-Bikes Part of Emergency Response Network

by editor, Hazmat Management

As reported in Israel21C, Israel’s national ambulance, blood-services, and disaster-relief organization (Magen David Adom – MDA) recently launched a new emergency response unit called “Life Riders” that consists of emergency response personnel being equipment with electric bicycles (“e-bikes”). Each of

April 23, 2017 News

Canada supports the listing of chrysotile asbestos to the Rotterdam Convention

by editor, Hazmat Management

In December 2016, the Government of Canada announced a government-wide strategy to protect Canadians from exposure to asbestos.  As part of this strategy, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Health Canada are developing new regulations to prohibit asbestos and products

April 23, 2017 News

U.S. PHMSA Issues Final Rule Harmonizing HMRs with International Standards

by John Nicholson

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently issued a final rule to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to maintain consistency with international regulations and standards (82 Fed. Reg. 15796). The rule incorporates

April 23, 2017 News

Recent Technology Advances for Effective Oil Spill Response

by editor, Hazmat Management

Collaborators from Exxon Mobil Corporation and Oil Spill Response Ltd. recently presented a conference paper at the SPE Health, Safety, Security, Environment, & Social Responsibility Conference on technology advances for effective oil spill response. In their conference paper, they claim

April 23, 2017 News

Russians Patent Spill Response Technique for Arctic Oil Spills

by editor, Hazmat Management

LUKOIL, the largest oil and gas company in Russia, recently announced that it has developed a new technique to respond to oil spills in the Arctic waters.  The new multi-patented technology is based on the use of bio-sorbents with cold-resistant