HazMat Management

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

September 22, 2016 News

Drycleaner Fined $20,000 for Improper Storage of Hazardous Waste

by John Nicholson

The owner of a dry cleaning establishment in Edmonton was recently fined $20,000 by Alberta Provincial court for improperly storing and handling perchloroehtylene (also known as tetrachloroethylene or PERC).  Hannes Rudolph, the general manager of the facility, pleaded guilty to

August 19, 2016 News

U.S. Department of Transportation Cracking Down on Hazmat Violations

by John Nicholson

The Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) earlier this year recommended more aggressive enforcement of federal regulations governing the shipment of hazardous material by rail.  The U.S. DOT Report, entitled U.S. FRA’s Oversight of

July 14, 2016 News

Gibralter Mines Convicted of Environmental Offences

by John Nicholson

Gibraltar Mines Ltd. was ordered to pay $70,000 recently in British Columbia Provincial Court after pleading guilty to five offences under the Fisheries Act related to the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations (MMER).  Between August 15, 2014, and May 31, 2015,

April 16, 2015 News

Companies fined $87K for 2012 PCB oil spill in Saskatoon

by Hazmat Management

The two companies had been charged following the discovery of a spill of approximately 100 litres of oil containing PCBs from a tractor trailer at a weigh scale near Saskatoon on Feb. 2, 2012