Entries by John Nicholson

ERIS to offer new features to assist in ESA Reporting

ERIS, a company specializing in providing critical risk and historical information on properties, recently announced four new product offerings. ERIS Direct is a new online subscription service that provides real-time environmental risk information for properties throughout the US and Canada. ERIS Xplorer is an interactive tool for overlaying and analyzing data and historical images. Physical […]

Call for Abstracts – RemTech 2017

Special BCEIA Organized Session at RemTech 2017 ESAA has invited the BCEIA to organize a special session at RemTech 2017 to be held in Banff, Alberta from October 11-13, 2017. BCEIA members are urged to submit technical abstracts focusing on environmental remediation research and application. Abstracts are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following […]

SABCS Conference on Contaminated Sites – September 28th

September 28, 2017 | Vancouver, BC The Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites in British Columbia (SABCS) is pleased to announce the 7th annual Conference on Contaminated Sites. The emphasis of this year’s conference will be on practical applications of emerging science, research, development and technology in contaminated sites. Speakers will be drawn from industry, […]

CN Fined $2.5 million for diesel spill in Alberta

Canadian National Railway Company (CN) pleaded guilty, in the Provincial Court of Alberta, to one offence under the Fisheries Act and three offences under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. As a result, CN has been ordered to pay $2,500,000, which will be directed to the Environmental Damages Fund. An additional fine of $125,000 was […]

City of Calgary pushes for control of Contaminated Sites

As reported by the CBC, the City of Calgary, Alberta is negotiating with the Canadian federal government for new powers that will give it more say over contaminated land within its borders. The City of Calgary is currently managing 34 contaminated sites within its borders. It has set aside a pool of $2.8 million for […]

Annual Cost of Pollution on Canadians estimated at $5,700 per Family

A report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), an environmental non-government organization, estimates that pollution in Canada is costing the average Canadian family $5,700 (Cdn.) per year.  The report claims that negative impacts on health, forests, crops, land, and water quality can be quantified in terms of monetary loss.  The report, entitled “Costs of Pollution […]

Market Growth in Environmental Consulting seen Worldwide

According to preliminary findings from a market survey conducted by Environment Analyst, environmental consulting business managers reported average revenue growth of 2.6% for their businesses in 2016. Participants from larger environmental consulting firms provided an average response of some 5.3%, up from the slight decline in the same survey conducted last year. Preliminary highlights from […]

Hazmat Response and Confirmation of Chemical Identity

Civilian and military responders face scenarios ranging from intentional chemical attacks and accidental hazardous material (HAZMAT) releases to natural disasters and environmental monitoring or remediation efforts. Responders step on-scene with a diverse toolkit –sometimes small and other times extensive. It is critical to stay familiar with the equipment in the kit, because no single chemical […]

Urban Land Restoration Index: Harnessing the value of industrial surplus property for urban transformation

Industrial land owners with large surplus properties in central locations hold the key to one of the critical challenges of re-urbanization, the creation of new places with scale and critical mass. Not only does the redevelopment of such sites provide an opportunity to transform urban communities, but it will enable impaired land owners to maximize […]