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Global Oil Spill Management Market Research Outlook

QY Research recently published a market report entitled Global Oil Spill Management Market Outlook.  The market study offers detailed research and analysis of key aspects of the global Oil Spill Management market. According to the report, the global oil spill management market size is projected to reach US$ 91050 million by 2026, from US$ 88600 […]

Harnessing the power of reachback in radiological exercises

Written by Steven Pike, Argon Electronics The use of accurate spectroscopy equipment is an essential factor in enabling emergency response teams, border control and law enforcement to quickly and efficiently screen, detect (and where possible identify) an unknown source of radiation. Radiation-emitting materials can be broadly divided into several categories – encompassing what are known […]

Ontario: Discussion paper on modernizing hazardous waste reporting

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) recently announced that it received 76 comments on its “Modernizing Hazardous Waste Reporting in Ontario” discussion paper. The MECP made changes to the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act (RRCEA), and the Environmental Protection Act (EPA) in Fall 2019, which allow the RPRA to provide digital reporting services, fee setting and […]

Montréal company fined $260,000 for violations of Canada’s PCB Regulations

On September 1, 4422236 Canada Inc. was fined $260,000 after pleading guilty to two counts of violating the PCB Regulations and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. An investigation conducted by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) enforcement officers revealed that 4422236 Canada Inc., owner of the Baltex Building (in Montréal), was using a transformer containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at a concentration greater than 500 ppm, in […]

Quebec mining company fined $400,000 for environmental violations

Seleine Mines was recently fined a total of $400,000 in Quebec court after pleading guilty to four counts of violating subsection 125(1) of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA, 1999).  Under subsection 125(1) of CEPA, 1999, disposal of waste at sea is prohibited without a permit. The charges and conviction stem from an investigation by Environment and […]

U.S. EPA and State of Nebraska reach settlement over alleged environmental violations at hazardous waste incinerator

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and the State of Nebraska recently announced a settlement with the owners of the Kimball, Nebraska hazardous waste incinerator over  alleged violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Clean Air Act, and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. The alleged violations included failure to manage […]

4 ways simulator technology can aid CBRN training

Written by Bryan W Sommers – SGM U.S. Army, Ret., Argon Electronics A commitment to ongoing education and training is a vital factor in ensuring that military personnel are prepared and equipped for the full spectrum of combat operations that they may encounter. The U.S. Marine Corps’ individual training standards focus on marines’ competence in recognizing chemical, biological, […]

U.S. EPA Challenge: $50,000 Reward for Innovative Ways to Destroy PFAS

The U.S. EPA is partnering with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP); the Environmental Council of States (ECOS) and the Environmental Research Institute of the States (ERIS); Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy; and Colorado Department of Public Health & […]