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April 23, 2017 News

Hand-held Chemical Compound Detection Device for Hazmat Situations

by editor, Hazmat Management

As reported by InsideNova , the Arlington Virginia fire department recently purchased a device that detect various chemical compounds that it claims will give them a major leg up in confronting hazardous-materials situations. Using U.S. federal grant funds, the Arlington

April 23, 2017 News

Innovation in Packaging for Dangerous Goods

by editor, Hazmat Management

The Mauser Group, headquartered in Germany, recently introduced a packaging call skINliner™ that it claims to be a barrier technology that combines the advanced barrier performance of multilayer plastic film technology (e.g. against hydrocarbons and/or oxygen) with the logistical and

April 23, 2017 News

Three Ways to Improve Alberta’s Energy Regulator

by Barry Robinson, Ecojustice

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is Alberta’s one-stop regulatory body for the oil and gas industry.  When it was created in 2013 by the merging of the former Energy Resources Conservation Board and parts of Alberta Environment and Parks, the

April 23, 2017 News

Environment and Cleantech Business and Policy Forum – May 30

by John Nicholson

In partnership with the Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA), Hazmat Management is 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 23, 2017 News

Dangerous Goods Conference – April 28th

by John Nicholson

If you would still like to attend the upcoming 2nd Dangerous Goods Conference in Mississauga, Ontario on April 28th 2017 then IDC Technologies are offering a last minute 50% off special. Please send the attached registration form directly to conferences@idc-online.com

April 23, 2017 News

Marketing Opportunities in Hazmat 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

April 17, 2017 News

Quebec announces $175 Million Clean-up Fund

by John Nicholson

The Government of Quebec recently announced it is setting aside $175 million over the next five years to fund the clean-up of vacant land.  Of that the total sum, $120 million will be spent on cleaning up contaminated lands owned

April 17, 2017 News

Contamination found in sediment of Rideau Canada in Ottawa

by John Nicholson

As reported by the CBC, Parks Canada (the Canadian equivalent of U.S. National Park Service) is testing the sediment along the Ottawa stretch of the Rideau Canal to determine the extent of contamination along the waterway.  Also, Ontario Ministry of

April 17, 2017 News

Concerns with Canada’s Arctic Oil-Spill Response Plans

by John Nicholson

The World Wildlife Fund  Canada (WWF-C), the Canadian arm of the international not-for-profit environmental activist organization, recently issued a report on Canada’s preparedness for cleaning up an oil spill in the Arctic.  In short, the WWF-C is of the view

April 17, 2017 News

Ontario Statistics on Environmental Fines and Penalties

by John Nicholson

Berkley Canada recently published a white paper that provides information on environmental fines and penalties in Ontario for 2016. In the report, it states that historical evidence shows that fines and penalties have been used sparingly in Canada when compared

April 17, 2017 News

UPS Expands Capabilities on Shipping of Dangerous Goods

by John Nicholson

UPS recently announced that it has expanded its global dangerous goods shipping program by adding more than 400 new commodities that can be accepted in its global air network and more than 300 products across its ground network in Europe.

April 17, 2017 News

Court Ruling Requires Neighbors to Contribute to Contamination Investigation Costs

by Dan T. McKillop, Counsel, Scarinci Hollenbeck

What does a New Jersey Appellate Court decision mean for the New Jersey Spill Act? A recent Appellate Division decision may spur contribution suits under the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (the Spill Act). In Matejek v. Watson (N.J.