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Lupin Mine

Jail term in Ontario PCB case, while northern gold mine pleads...

A company director has been sentenced to a 45-day jail term for PCB violations and Lupin Mines Inc. is facing a fine after not filing environmental reports.

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FOG busting research may lead to improved anaerobic digestion and fewer clogs

New research shows that FOG can be "busted" with a pre-treatment process that allows for more digester loading and keeps FOG liquid at lower temperatures.
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BC wildfires max out air quality index, lead to health warnings across Canada

As wildfire smoke blankets Metro Vancouver, Health Canada’s Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) has reached a 10+ rating as a warning of very high...
Tundra Mine remediation site

NWT, federal government celebrate end of 11-year Tundra Mine remediation

After 11 years and $110 million, the Tundra Mine remediation project in the Northwest Territories has cleared all remaining ore residue at the former...

Lake Manatee Water Treatment Plant

Florida WTP increases drinking water quality without increasing its footprint

By Jenn Watt Manatee County, Florida is home to 43 parks, two golf courses and miles of beautiful beaches. The Lake Manatee Water Treatment Plant...
Bowhead whale in the Northwest-Passage

Harmful grey water dumping in Canadian Arctic to double by 2035, new WWF study...

The amount of untreated grey water dumped in Canadian Arctic waters is projected to double by 2035 if left unregulated, according to a new...
Formwork

Influent channel at Edmonton’s Gold Bar WWTP successfully repaired

Harsh environmental conditions inside wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) can cause significant deterioration and damage to the reinforced concrete structures.
Dewatered-Grit

Implementing vortex grit removal the right way

Historically, grit removal has not received the same attention as other processes in water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). However, this has been changing in recent years.

Saskatchewan First Nations file lawsuit against energy company over 2016 oil spill

Two Cree Nations groups in Saskatchewan have filed a lawsuit against Husky Energy for a 2016 pipe break that spilled oil into the North...
Huber-Technology

Huber Technology relocates its North American headquarters to Lincoln County, NC

Together with the Lincoln County Economic Development Association, HUBER Technology, Inc., a water and wastewater equipment provider, announced the relocation and expansion of its...
Walkerton Clean Water Centre

Safeguarding Ontario’s drinking water

Since 2004, the Walkerton Clean Water Centre has provided high-quality training and support to the owners, operators, and operating authorities of Ontario’s drinking water...
plastic pipe bedding backfill

Private side standards for sanitary and stormwater sewer infrastructure are woefully inadequate

Unacceptable amounts of inflow and infiltration (I/I) in new construction have been identified as a significant issue, particularly with the advent of more frequent and more intense rainfall events.
City of Baltimore announcement

City of Baltimore votes to ban sale of water utilities to private market

Baltimore is poised to become the largest city in the U.S. to ban the privatization of its  sewer and water utilities to lock them...
Saint-Marc-des-Carrières

New water mains granted funding for Quebec City region municipality

An investment of nearly $1.2 million will be used to replace water mains in the Quebec City region of Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, according to a new...

Sewage overflow tunnel projects underway in Ottawa, Toronto

Ontario’s two largest population centres, Toronto and Ottawa, are both working on elaborate tunnel projects intended to keep sewage overflow from spilling into local...
BCWWA report graphic

BC Water & Waste Association making headway on strategic plan

The British Columbia Water and Waste Association (BCWWA) says it’s on track to meet the outcomes of its three-year strategic plan, according to its...

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