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April 17, 2017 News

Free Online Emergency Response Tools

by Hazmat Management Editor

FLIR recently announced the launch of its new educational resource, FLIR PRIMED – Prepare, Recognize, Input, Monitor, Experience, Decision – a free, online tool that provides First Responders with best practices for HAZMAT accidents and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and/or

April 17, 2017 News

Webinar on Vapour Intrusion

by John Nicholson

Land Science® is presenting a webinar on vapour intrusion and the impact on environmental due diligence.  The event will take place on Wednesday, April 26th at 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific).  The key speaker at the webinar is Dr.

April 9, 2017 News

Street Sweepings deemed Waste by Regulator

by John Nicholson

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) recently issued an Order to the City of Mississauga (a City of 800,000 immediately west of Toronto) to remediate street sweeping it had distributed to a number of private and

April 9, 2017 News

Canada’s position on upcoming international meetings on chemical agreements

by John Nicholson

The Canadian Environmental Law Association, a not-for-profit non-government organization, recently made a submission to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) that makes recommendations on Canada’s position for the upcoming international meetings of Parties to key chemicals agreements to

April 9, 2017 News

Regulator warns North Dakota Pipeline Susceptible to Failure

by John Nicholson

As reported in the Bismark Times, documentation prepared by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) shows that the regulator is of the view that the Belle Fourche Pipeline system is vulnerable to future spills due to the

April 9, 2017 News

Federal Charges for illegal sale of Dry Cleaning Solvent

by John Nicholson

As reported in DurhamRegion.com (a Metro Media Publication), the federal environment ministry recently charged GFL Environmental Inc.  and three of its employees for the illegal sale of tetrachloroethylene.  The allegations contained in the indictment have not been proven in court.

April 9, 2017 News

Discovery of Mechanism behind bacteria’s bioremediation prowess

by John Nicholson

Researchers from the Department of Biochemistry and Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin – Madison recently published a paper in the journal Nature that claims to have solved the structure of a microbial enzyme that attacks toluene, a

April 9, 2017 News

Canada: The Problem of Too Much Soil and Dirty Fill

by Paula Boutis, Siskinds LLP

At the end of December, 2016, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (“MOECC”) in Ontario released its Excess Soil Policy Framework. The problem of excess soil is not a small one, and it has been gaining more attention, particularly

April 9, 2017 News

B.C. CSAP Membership Applications Now Being Accepted

by John Nicholson

The British Columbia Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals (CSAP) Society is now accepting applications for the 2017 membership examinations.  The deadline for exam application is June 11th 2017 Detailed information regarding the examinations has been posted to the CSAP Society website,

April 9, 2017 News

Safety of Hazardous Materials Video Training

by John Nicholson

Videotel™, part of KVH Industries, offers a comprehensive training package designed to enable sail ship crew and shipping office staff to become familiar with the rules governing the carriage of hazardous materials.  These rules are specified in the U.S. Code

April 9, 2017 News

Phase I ESA Certification Course – May 2017

by John Nicholson

The Associated Environmental Site Assessors of Canada Inc. are hosting a series of training session on how to conduct Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESA’s) in the Spring of 2017. The 3-day training course is delivered in a workshop atmosphere,

April 9, 2017 News

Webinar: Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) Applications for Clean-up

by John Nicholson

This introductory presentation will review the fundamentals of Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) types available in the market and the applications they would be used. Both field strategies and engineering approaches from many case studies will be discussed. Applications Review: Permeable