As reported by the CBC, the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) has identified up to six known contamination sites at a New Brunswick military base as it works to determine whether the cancer-causing defoliant Agent Orange was buried surreptitiously there decades ago. Agent Orange is an herbicide and defoliant chemical. It is widely known […]
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Hazmat University provides online hazmat training on hazardous materials training requirements for all modes of transportation.
As reported in the Terrace Standard, leaders in the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako in the interior of British Columbia have called for Canada’s railway operators to improve their response to incidents involving dangerous goods being carried by rail cars. The Directors of Regional District of Bulkley Nechako are considering a resolution that calls for the […]
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is proposing regulatory changes to the management of excess soil in Ontario.
As reported by Laura Osman of the CBC, Councillors on Ottawa’s finance committee unanimously approved a $60-million grant to clean up contaminants to make way for a massive new development on Chaudière and Albert islands. Windmill Development Group applied for the grant for its mixed-use Zibi project. Windmill will clear the contaminated soil on the site, which has historically been used […]
The U.S. EPA recently issued a report that report highlights a select number of example National Priorities List (NPL) sites where EPA has used innovative and established technologies to restore groundwater for use as a source of drinking water. In these examples groundwater was successfully restored for drinking water use at 17 NPL sites and […]
The U.S. EPA recommends that communities have a Waste Management Plan (WMP) that addresses the management of waste generated by all hazards, particularly from homeland security incidents ranging from natural disasters and animal disease outbreaks to chemical spills and nuclear incidents to terrorist attacks involving conventional, chemical, radiological, or biological agents. This tool is intended […]
Article by Paula Lombardi, Siskinds LLP The case of Gendron v. Thompson Fuels, related to a home furnace oil tank that developed a leak in December 2008. The leak caused damage to the Gendron’s home and the surrounding environment, including nearby Sturgeon Lake. The City of Kawartha Lakes cleaned up the Lake. On July 17, 2017 the court released […]
by Van P. Hilderbrand, Jr. and Marian C. Hwang U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Administrator Scott Pruitt has made it clear that one of his top priorities during his tenure is to expedite cleanups at contaminated sites across the country. To achieve this goal while facing potential budget cuts, he has made several significant decisions over […]
by Catherine Thompson, Waterloo Region Record As reported by Catherine Thompson in the Waterloo Region Record, It’ll cost about $8.6 million to rid the soil and groundwater of contaminants at the former Kitchener, Ontario Frame site. The huge industrial site at Homer Watson Boulevard and Bleams Road has been undergoing cleanup for the past three years. The soil and groundwater […]
- Supreme Court of Canada finds two forest-product companies must pay for remedial workDecember 12, 2019 - 6:16 am
- Ontario to promulgate Excess Soil RegulationsDecember 5, 2019 - 10:44 am
- Urgent Canadian Action is needed on PFAS — the Forever ChemicalsDecember 2, 2019 - 8:20 am
- Environmental Liability Policies: The Extent Of CoverageNovember 27, 2019 - 10:56 am
- Hazardous Waste & Environmental Response Conference – November 25th & 26thNovember 21, 2019 - 6:29 pm
- Ontario aerosol manufacturer fined for violating Environmental Emergency RegulationsNovember 21, 2019 - 8:36 am