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January 20, 2017 News

Winter Storm Spreads Contaminated Soil onto Neighbours’ Properties

by John Nicholson

Stockpiled contaminated soil at a brownfield site was dispersed onto neighbouring properties in the Town of Sept-Îles, Quebec after a blizzard blew off the tarps that covered the contaminated soil. Following the storm, neighbours began to complain about the persistent

January 20, 2017 News

U.S. EPA to Ban certain uses of TCE

by John Nicholson

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) recently announced a proposal to ban certain uses of trichloroethylene (TCE), a known carcinogen that is extremely difficult to remediate when it contaminates the subsurface. The proposed ban would disallow the use

January 20, 2017 News

Arctic Oil Spill Researchers Receive Significant Funding

by John Nicholson

A collaborative research project titled ‘GENICE’ that partners the University of Manitoba and the University of Calgary were recently awarded $10.7 million as part of the Genome Canada Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition (LSARP). The funds will be used to

January 20, 2017 News

U.S. FAA Proposes Civil Penalty for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

by John Nicholson

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $201,250 civil penalty against Jegs Automotive Inc. of Delaware, Ohio, for allegedly violating the U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges that on March 11, 2016, the automotive parts

January 20, 2017 News

Evaluating Matrix Diffusion Effects on Groundwater

by John Nicholson

A new spreadsheet-based tool developed by GSI Environmental Inc. and Colorado State University will help determine if matrix diffusion processes will cause “rebounding” of downgradient plume concentrations above remediation goals after plume remediation or isolation is complete. The Matrix Diffusion

January 20, 2017 News

Groundwater Remedation using Carbon Nanotubes

by John Nicholson

Researchers from Wright State University and the University of Akron recently published a paper on the utilization of carbon nanotubes to treat trichloroethylene in groundwater.  Adsorption of chlorinated organics, such as trichloroethylene, on carbon nanotubes (CNTs) has been gaining ground

January 19, 2017 News

Canadian TDG Training – From “Adequate” to “Competent”

by John Nicholson

Transport Canada has released for comment a White Paper, Training in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods: A White Paper, outlining the changes it is proposing to the training requirements for individuals responsible for transporting dangerous goods in and out of

January 19, 2017 News

Responsible Management of Pharmaceutical Industry Waste

by Terrapure Environmental

The pharmaceutical manufacturing industry is growing quickly and, as a result, so too are the by-products and waste it generates.  With tighter regulations and an increased focus on corporate social responsibility, companies in the sector are understandably concerned about managing

January 19, 2017 News

Opportunity to Teach Hazmat Course in Alaska

by John Nicholson

The U.S. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHS&EM) is seeking competitive proposals for an instructor for Hazardous Materials Technician Course that will be offered on May 15 – 20, 2017.  The

January 19, 2017 News

27th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air

by John Nicholson

March 20th to the 23rd 2017 will mark the twenty seventh annual gathering of environmental professionals to the Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air.  This year the event will take place at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego,

January 12, 2017 News

Canada’s Supreme Court asked to Rule on Contaminated Landfill Site

by John Nicholson

The municipal government of the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) is appealing a court decision on Shawnigan Lake landfill to the Supreme Court of Canada.  The CVRD wants the Supreme Court to order that the landfill be shut down and

January 12, 2017 News

U.S. Justice Department settles with Clean-up Firms over False Claims

by John Nicholson

The United States Department of Justice (U.S. DOJ) recently announced that Bechtel National Inc., Bechtel Corp., URS Corp. (predecessor in interest to AECOM Global II LLC) and URS Energy and Construction Inc. (now known as AECOM Energy and Construction Inc.)