As reported by World Nuclear News, an international team led by the University of Sheffield has discovered that the toxic element arsenic prevents uranium from an abandoned mine in the UK migrating into rivers and groundwater. The discovery could help in the remediation of former uranium mines and other radioactively contaminated areas around the world, […]
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As reported by the Compliance Center, the December 13, 2017 edition of the Canada Gazette II contains the expected rewrite of Part 11 “Marine” requirements of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR). In addition, there are related changes in other parts, as well as some unrelated miscellaneous changes in other areas. Marine Amendment The […]
As reported in the Windsor Star, it has taken almost seven years for a municipal brownfields development incentive program to take hold in the City of Windsor, immediately across the Detroit River from the City of Detroit. In the last several months, applications to the Brownfield Redevelopment Community Improvement (CIP) Plan have been steadily streaming in […]
As reported in the Maritime Executive, Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge is engaged in a debate with environmental groups over the operation of an underwater pipeline that runs beneath the Straits of Mackinac, the narrow waterway between upper and lower Michigan. Last month, Enbridge reached an agreement with Michigan state government that allows it to continue […]
As reported in the Buffalo Law Journal/Buffalo Business First, Gov. Andrew Cuomo designated four Brownfield Opportunity Areas in Buffalo last month, providing another tool for area stakeholders to have the areas developed. He designated areas in South Buffalo, the Buffalo Harbor, the Buffalo river corridor and the Tonawanda Street corridor. “These designations will equip Buffalo […]
The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) granted leave to hear the appeal of Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Limited.1 The SCC will reconsider whether trustees and receivers in bankruptcy must remediate wells in priority to the claims of secured creditors.
By Dema Mamon, M.Sc.Pl, BES and John Nicholson, M.Sc., P.Eng. In Canada, getting approval to construct an oil pipeline has become increasingly difficult. Every oil pipeline incident that involves a leak and subsequent clean-up is widely covered in the media, providing fuel for pipeline opponents that call an end to the construction of new pipelines. […]
by Beveridge & Diamond PC No longer only a tool of public interest groups, an ever-expanding group of plaintiffs – including commercial plaintiffs – are using the citizen suit provision of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”), 42 U.S.C. § 6972, to address alleged regulatory violations, seek cleanup of wastes alleged to be causing […]
The Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework (LEAF) is a leaching evaluation system, which consists of four leaching methods, data management tools, and scenario assessment approaches designed to work individually or to be integrated to provide a description of the release of inorganic constituents of potential concern (COPCs) for a wide range of solid materials.
Sixteen projects, representing municipalities from across Canada, were named as finalists for six main categories at the Brownie Awards sponsored by The Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN) and Actual Media Inc.
- Char Technologies Ltd. Announces Acquisition of the Altech GroupJanuary 10, 2018 - 2:52 pm
- Ontario Environment Industry Day – December 12th 2017November 29, 2017 - 3:13 pm
- No Canadian Federal funds for Clean-up of Abandoned Oil WellsJanuary 14, 2017 - 2:14 pm
- ICAO’s New Rules on Lithium BatteriesJanuary 14, 2017 - 2:14 pm
- New Flammable Liquid Emergency Response Training ToolJanuary 14, 2017 - 2:14 pm
- Fill ‘er up: The problem of abandoned service station sitesJanuary 14, 2017 - 2:13 pm