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February 3, 2017 News

Networking Opportunities for Emergency Managers in Ontario

by John Nicholson

Are you: New to Emergency Management or Business Continuity?  An Emergency Management Professional looking to give back to your community?  A First Responder, Health Professional, Risk Management Professional, Private Consultant, Business Continuity Coordinator, IT Professional, or an Emergency Manager from

February 2, 2017 News

$1 billion Lawsuit for Contamination from Love Canal

by John Nicholson

The Town of Wheatfield, New York, just east of Niagara Falls, is being sued by current and former residents who claim that contaminants from the old Niagara Sanitation landfill impact their adjacent properties. There are 16 notices of claim that

February 2, 2017 News

Supreme Court Decision on British Columbia Landfill

by John Nicholson

As reported by CTV, a British Columbia Supreme Court judge has ordered the contaminate soil landfill above Shawnigan Lake to stop accepting any contaminated soil. In the recent decision, the British Columbia (B.C.) Supreme Court justice set aside an earlier

February 2, 2017 News

Grandfather of In-Situ Bioremediation Passes

by John Nicholson

Mr. Richard Raymond, acknowledged by the US EPA as the “grandfather of in-situ bioremediation” in the United States recently passed away.   During the early 1970’s, while employed by the Sun Oil Company, he developed the microbial and field techniques

February 2, 2017 News

Site of New Ottawa Hospital on Contaminated Land

by John Nicholson

Recent documents released by Public Services and Procurement Canada shows that the site proposed for a new hospital in Ottawa has groundwater contamination. In 2014, the Sir John Carling Building was demolished in Ottawa to pave way for a new

February 2, 2017 News

$350M Spent on Planning the Remediation of a Yukon Mine

by John Nicholson

According to a recent article in the National Post, over $350 million has been spent to clean up an abandoned mine in the Yukon with no actual work being done at the site.  The Treasury Board of Canada’s annual report

February 2, 2017 News

Best Practices for Environmental Site Management

by John Nicholson

The U.S. EPA recently issued an Issue Paper entitled Best Practices for Environmental Site Management: Recommended Contents of a Groundwater Monitoring Report (U.S. EPA 542-F-16-005). The purpose of the issue paper is to recommend information to include in groundwater monitoring

February 2, 2017 News

The State of Green Business in 2017

by John Nicholson

According to the 2017 State of Green Business Report authored by GreenBiz Group Inc., companies continue to ratchet up their commitments and achievements on renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable supply chains, water and land stewardship, the circular economy and

February 2, 2017 News

Webinar on Biodegradation of 1,4-Dioxane

by John Nicholson

A free webinar is scheduled for February 23rd on Biodegradation of 1,4-Dioxane: Bacteria, Pathways, Co-contaminant Effects and Monitoring Tools.  The speaker for the webinar is Dr. Shaily Mahendra, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA. The webinar will be

February 2, 2017 News

Free Webinar on Management Excess Soil

by John Nicholson

A free webinar on the about the recently launched Excess Soils By-Law Tool and the Ontario Excess Soil Management Policy Framework will be held on February 17th from noon to 1 pm (EST).  The tool provides links to municipal site

February 2, 2017 News

Emergency Managers Conference and AGM – May 11th and 12th

by John Nicholson

The Ontario Association of Emergency Managers (OAEM) will be holding their 17th annual conference and annual general meeting (AGM) on May 11th and 12th in Burlington, Ontario. There will be a diverse list of speakers and subject matter experts including

February 2, 2017 News

RemTEC Summit – March 7th to 9th

by John Nicholson

The RemTEC Summit delivers a truly unique platform focused on advancing the environmental science and remediation industry.  It is the place where you can hear essential sources of information on technology, application and policy impacting the restoration of contaminated sites