Entries by John Nicholson

Amendments to Canada’s Hazardous Products Regulations

The Canadian government recently made amendments to the Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR) under the Hazardous Products Act. The objective of the recent amendment of the HPR is to provide industry with the option to use prescribed concentration ranges to protect the actual chemical ingredient concentrations or concentration ranges on Safety data sheets (SDSs) for hazardous […]

Pulp Mill in British Columbia fined $900K for releasing deleterious effluent

The Mackenzie Pulp Mill Corporation recently pleaded guilty, in the Provincial Court of British Columbia, to depositing a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish, in violation of the pollution-prevention provisions of the Fisheries Act.  The company was ordered to pay a penalty of $900,000, which will be directed to the federal Environmental Damages Fund. […]

Activated Carbon-Based Technology for In Situ Subsurface Remediation

The U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation recently published a fact sheet about an emerging remedial technology that applies a combination of activated carbon (AC) and chemical and/or biological amendments for in situ remediation of soil and groundwater contaminated by organic contaminants, primarily petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents.  The technology typically is […]

In Situ Treatment Performance Monitoring: Issues and Best Practices

The U.S. EPA recently released an issue paper (EPA 542-F-18-002) that describes how in situ treatment technologies may impact sampling and analysis results.  The paper discusses the best practices to identify and mitigate issues that may affect sampling and analysis. The utility of monitoring wells for performance or attainment monitoring is based on the premise […]

Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences LP Opens Moncton Office

Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences LP, a provider of specialized engineering and environmental services to the insurance and risk management industries, recently announced it has opened a new branch in Moncton, New Brunswick. It also announced that Steven Vidito has joined Pario as its Senior Geoscientist for Environmental Services, and will work out of the […]

Stantec acquires Quebec-based Cegertec

Stantec, a Canadian-headquartered international engineering and consultancy group, recently acquired acquired the Quebec-based consultancy Cegertec for an undisclosed amount. It comes within weeks of Stantec announcing the acquisitions of Calgary-based mining consultancy Norwest and UK specialist hydrogeological consultancy ESI.   This latest target is a 250-person company providing engineering services to industrial, aluminium, mining, power […]

Canadian National Brownfield Summit – June 13th 2018

Learning from the Past; Charting the Future Attend Canada’s First Brownfield Summit, hosted by CBN CBN is pleased to host the first-ever Brownfield Summit as this year’s edition of our annual conference. Join us in Toronto June 13. The summit will feature: Our popular Cross-country Check-up: a session on recent regulatory changes and an opportunity to learn […]