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Composting facility fined $900,000 plus victim fine surcharges for discharging odour

On October 26, 2017, Orgaworld Canada Ltd. was convicted of nine offences under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA), was fined $900,000 plus a victim...

Evaluating the performance of new fluid bed incinerators

The Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) in Pickering, Ontario, is jointly owned by the Regional Municipalities of York and Durham.

New ring jet scrubber can remove almost all flue gas particulates

No matter the facility, if a flue gas scrubbing technology is not aggressively removing particulates, it will not be compliant with existing regulations.

Nova Scotia receives feedback on proposed cap-and-trade program

The government of Nova Scotia said it has received feedback on its proposed cap-and-trade program to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The comments were in...

Biochar shows benefits as manure lagoon cover

Manure can be a useful fertilizer, returning valued nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to the soil for plant growth. But manure has problems. Odour offensiveness,...

Sludge and fly ash from paper industry could be reused in plastics production

As part of the European Union's Reffibre project, Finland's VTT Technical Research Centre (VTT) examined whether new industrial applications could be developed for various...
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Quebec merchant fined for Canadian Environmental Protection Act violations

On September 14, 2016, René Jr. Major, a gas-powered equipment merchant, was ordered to pay fines and fees totalling more than $65,000 for violating...
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Sarnia Refinery and Chemical Plant fined $650,000 for Environmental Protection Act Violations

Imperial Oil Limited has pleaded guilty to one offence and was fined $650,000 for discharging a contaminant, coker stabilizer thermocracked gas, into the natural...
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Keeping industry competitive is a vital part in any carbon cap-and-trade program

While consensus regarding climate change and momentum to address it are building, jurisdictions have yet to coalesce around a common strategy or program.
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Wood mulch can help in climate change fight

Researchers discovered that using wood mulch in agriculture can cut nitrous oxide emissions up to 28%, helping in climate change fight.

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