The Canadian federal government recently announced investments of $2.89 million for four projects to enhance marine incident prevention and responsiveness along Canada’s ocean coastlines. Centre for Cold Ocean Resources Engineering (C-CORE) Through its Oil Spill Response Science (OSRS) program, the federal government provided $991,500 to C-CORE, a St. John’s-based research and development company, to increase […]
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About John Nicholson
Cleantech and environmental professional with over 25 years of experience in cleantech start-ups, environmental consulting, environmental law, and government.
John has been the editor of Hazmat Management Magazine (www.hazmatmag.com) since early 2016, having served as the business and technology columnist for the previous 12 years. Hazmat Management Magazine, founded in 1989, is one of the first environmental business trade publications in Canada and has a currently readership of over 12,000 environmental professionals in North America.
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Building on the announcements of $3 million in funding for R&D on oil spill response technology, the federal government recently announced it is spending $80-million on oil spill research on preventing spills as well as their effect on the marine environment. There will be $45.5-million set up for a research program that will foster collaboration […]
The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code or International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code is accepted as an international guideline to the safe transportation or shipment of dangerous goods or hazardous materials by water on vessel. A Corrigenda was published earlier this month that makes some changes to the 38-16 version. Note that this version becomes […]
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) recently released a list of Superfund Sites targeted for immediate, intense action, as of December 8th 2017. The list is a response to July’s Superfund Task Force Recommendations. The U.S. EPA considers the sites listed to benefit from Administrator Scott Pruitt’s direct engagement, requiring timely resolve of specific issues […]
The Canadian Coast Guard is soliciting bids for new spill response equipment for use on its marine vessels. The equipment will be used to contain and remove oil and other contaminants from the water in the case of a spill. The RFPs can be found at the following web sites: Request for Proposal – Boom-High […]
CHAR Technologies Ltd. (“CHAR”) (YES:TSXV) recently announced that it has closed the acquisition of the Altech Group (“Altech”), which is comprised of Altech Environmental Consulting Ltd. and Altech Technologies Systems Inc. Altech provides solutions to environmental engineering challenges. Founded in 1986, Altech has 12 employees and a diverse and stable client base. CHAR acquired all […]
360 Market Updates recently issued an Emergency Spill Response Market Research Report that highlights key dynamics of North America Emergency Spill Response Market sector. The Research Report passes on an initial survey of the emergency spill response market including its definition, applications and innovation. Additionally, the report explores the major market players in detail. The […]
Spencer Emergency Management Consulting is recently announced it has formed a strategic alliance with Flood Barrier America, Inc.. Combining experts in flood risk assessment with a suite of world class flood response capabilities in order to provide total solution to clients. Spencer Emergency Management Consulting is focused on the strategic integration of emergency management concepts […]
National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Press, Westerville, OH. ISBN: 1-56034-037-1, 114 pp, 2017 Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are a group of chemicals that are emerging contaminants of concern due to their persistence in the environment, bioaccumulative potential, and toxicity. PFASs have previously been used in a range of industrial processes, consumer products (such as […]
ERIS recently announced the launch of The Mexico Package for property due diligence, including: Database Reports, Fire Insurance Maps (FIMs), Aerials and a current Topographic Map.
- The National Brownfield Summit – A Brief RecapJuly 16, 2018 - 4:17 pm
- Snapshot of the Canadian Brownfields ProgramsJuly 16, 2018 - 4:02 pm
- Global Emergency Spill Response Market – Trends and ForecastJuly 16, 2018 - 3:44 pm
- Setting New Legal Standards And Timelines: Alberta’s Remediation RegulationJuly 16, 2018 - 3:36 pm
- New Partnership for Oil Spill ResponseJune 26, 2018 - 3:46 pm
- The Commodification of Phase I ESA’s and the Need for InnovationJune 25, 2018 - 4:56 pm