HazMat Management

May 15, 2017 News

Energy Transfer Partners Fined $431,000 for Oil Pipeline Spill in Ohio

by hazmat management editor

As reported by EcoWatch, the construction of Energy Transfer Partners’ new Rover Pipeline through Ohio only began mid-February but the project has already resulted in 18 incidents involving mud spills from drilling, stormwater pollution and open burning that violated the

April 30, 2017 News

Company pays $3.5 million in law suit alleging illegal Hazwaste Disposal

by John Nicholson

Big Lots Stores Inc. was recently ordered to pay more than $3.5 million in fines following settlement of a lawsuit alleging illegal hazardous waste disposal at its 206 California stores and a distribution center.  The law suit, filed by 35

March 12, 2017 News

Quebec Company fined $500,000 for Oil Discharge

by John Nicholson

Valero Energy Inc., Jean Gaulin Refinery (formerly Ultramar Ltd.) based Lévis, Quebec, recently pleaded guilty to six environmental offences and it was sentenced by a judge to pay the sum of $500,000.  The company was order to pay a $120,000

March 3, 2017 News

Major Fine for Oil Spill in Alberta

by John Nicholson

As reported in the Edmonton Sun, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) recently fined Murphy Oil Company, based in Calgary, with environmental fine as a result of an incident in which oil spilled from an oil pipeline in 2015 near the

March 3, 2017 News

Environmental Fine for Dry Cleaner in Mississauga, Ontario

by John Nicholson

The owner of a dry cleaning establishment in Mississauga, Ontario recently plead guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice to one count of contravening the Tetrachloroethylene (Use in Dry Cleaning and Reporting Requirements) Regulations made pursuant to the Canadian Environmental

February 16, 2017 News

Record Year for Environmental Enforcement in the U.S.

by John Nicholson

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division recently released its environmental enforcement report for 2016.  The report shows includes the highest recoveries in environmental enforcement and the highest criminal penalties handed down in an individual vessel pollution

February 9, 2017 News

$130,000 in Penalties for Improper Storage of Petroleum Products

by John Nicholson

The Clearwater River Dene Nation, the Clearwater Store, and band administrator, Walter Hainault, were recently sentenced in the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan after pleading guilty to failing to comply with an environmental protection compliance order (EPCO) issued by Environment and

January 26, 2017 News

U.S. Company to pay $1.4M Penalty for improper hazardous waste disposal

by John Nicholson

The U.S. EPA recently issued a news release in that states that Innophos Holdings Inc. a phosphate plant in Louisiana, will pay a $1.4 million penalty for sending hazardous waste to a neighbouring plant that does not have a permit

December 22, 2016 News

Fish Plant Fined $200,000 for Discharge

by John Nicholson

The fish processing company based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador was recently fined $200,000 for environmental violations related in contravention of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999 (CEPA). Barry Gorup Inc. was ordered to pay the $200,000 penalty for

December 15, 2016 News

The Hudson Bay Company fined $765,000 for releasing PCBs into the environment

by John Nicholson

The Hudson Bay Company was recently found guilty of six charges and was fined $765 000 for violating Canada’s PCB Regulations and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA).  The company will also have to establish an Environmental Management System,

November 18, 2016 News

Mining Company fined $80,000 for Environmental Offences

by John Nicholson

CaNickel Mining Limited recently pleaded guilty in the Provincial Court of Manitoba to having committed two offences under the Canadian Fisheries Act in violation of the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations.  The company pleaded guilty to a charge of depositing mine

November 3, 2016 News

Saskatchewan First Nation fined $100,000 for Environmental Offence

by John Nicholson

The Makwa Sahgaiehcan (Loon Lake) First Nation recently pleaded guilty, in Saskatchewan Provincial Court, for failing to comply with an environmental protection compliance order (EPCO) issued by Environment Canada and Climate Change (ECCC). The court fined the Makwa Sahgaiehcan (Loon