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3M PFAS lawsuit finalized

3M set to pay US water utilities $10B as PFAS rule nears for drinking...

3M’s $10.3-billion PFAS settlement with U.S. public water suppliers has been finalized by the U.S. District Court in Charleston, South Carolina, giving water systems...
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Health Canada proposes to maintain values for seven operational drinking water parameters

Health Canada’s Water and Air Quality Bureau has opened public consultations around its proposal to maintain seven existing operational parameters for drinking water.   A guideline...
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Selenium cleanup costs exceed BC coal mine’s financial obligations, report warns

Just one week after the International Joint Commission announced an official investigation into ongoing selenium contamination from coal mining in British Columbia’s Elk River...

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CIB commits $140M to Manitoba wastewater projects as province looks to expand housing

Following a $140-million investment in southeastern Manitoba wastewater infrastructure, the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is looking to partner on more new, large-scale infrastructure projects...
Rendering new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant

Metro Vancouver says North Shore WWTP construction set to resume as cost estimate quadruples

Following the completion of a review by a Metro Vancouver Board task force, construction on the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant is set to...
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UWaterloo researchers trap nanoplastics in activated carbon

Using a process called thermal decomposition, University of Waterloo researchers say they have converted epoxy into activated carbon to effectively remove 94% of nanoplastics...
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Texas farmers launch PFAS lawsuit against biosolids company

A group of Texas farmers is suing a Maryland-based company, which also produces biosolids in Canada, over claims their farms were damaged by a...
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EPA moves to form Water Sector Cybersecurity Task Force

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is forming a Water Sector Cybersecurity Task Force to combat hacking threats faced by water systems throughout the...
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Alberta budget boosts water spending to address drought, growing population

Alberta has targeted $482 million over three years for municipal water programs and infrastructure in its 2024 budget, with an emphasis on managing water...
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TMU aims to learn more about GHG emissions from WWTPs, sewer networks

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) has received a $1.4-million research grant to advance the understanding of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from wastewater treatment plants, sewer...
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EA for Northern Pulp effluent treatment facility given one-year extension

Northern Pulp, the Nova Scotia paper mill that closed its doors in 2020 after the province rejected plans for a new effluent treatment facility,...
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New Iron Ring ritual embeds best of original into modernized ceremony, Wardens say

Following years of calls to modernize the Canadian Iron Ring ceremony for graduating engineers, which has been criticized for being outdated and non-inclusive, the...
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Canada furthers plan to cut VOCs at oil and gas facilities

Equipment-based requirements to lower volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from a variety of oil and gas facilities are now in a 60-day consultation period from...
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BC must update plans for hazardous spill response, audit warns

British Columbia is not currently managing hazardous spills as effectively as it could be, warns a new report from the Office of the Auditor...
ISO 14064 greenhouse gas concept with businessman pointing on carbon dioxide emission reduce for carbon footprint management

ISO adds climate change considerations to a range of existing standards

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has introduced two statements into some existing Management Systems Standards to ensure that climate change issues are considered by...

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