HazMat Management

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.

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 3, 2017 News

Corporation Ordered to pay $1 million by Ontario Court for historic spill

by John Nicholson

The Ontario Superior Court recently ruled that the corporation responsible for the release of dry cleaning solvents from 1960 through to 1974 is li able for clean-up.  In Huang v Fraser Hillary’s Limited, 2017 ONSC 1500 (CanLII), the Court ruled

March 3, 2017 News

B.C. contaminated soil landfill loses Environmental Permit

by Hazmat Management Editor

The British Columbia (B.C.) Ministry of the Environment (MOE) recently canceled the environmental permit for Cobble Hill Holdings for the operation of its contaminated soil landfill.  The landfill, located near Shawnigan Lake in British Columbia, had been use as a

February 9, 2017 News

Ontario Superior Court finds insurer obliged to share equally in defence of Pollution Claim

by Michael S. Teitelbaum

Author Michael S. Teitelbaum In Aviva Insurance Co. of Canada v. Intact Insurance Company, Ontario Superior Court Justice Cavanagh granted Aviva’s request for a declaration that the CGL policy issued by Intact’s predecessor company, Cornhill, to Avondale Stores Limited, effective