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B.C. wants to lead the way for Canadian lawsuits targeting PFAS water contamination

British Columbia’s attorney general says she wants to take the lead on holding PFAS manufacturers accountable for contamination that has affected drinking water systems...
CFIA biosolids sludge storage

CFIA gives inspection notice for producers, importers to arrange biosolids PFAS lab test

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says that as of October 18 it will begin to enforce an interim standard for biosolids to ensure...
SDWA EPA

New York water utility must build $138M water filtration plant under settlement with EPA

As part of a settlement against Westchester Joint Water Works (WJWW) and three local governments in New York state, the defendants must build a...
Residuals treatmen

B.C.’s CRD releases biosolids plan that highlights thermal processing 

British Columbia’s Capital Regional District (CRD) Board has approved its final Long-term Biosolids Management Strategy for submission to the province, including a three-tiered approach...
Northern remediation

Audit warns of soaring cleanup costs for northern contaminated sites

By ES&E Staff  In Canada’s northernmost regions above the 60th parallel, where only 11% of federally contaminated sites are located, a recent audit reveals that...
Madawaska

Paper company fined $250K for Madawaska River contamination from New Brunswick

The Twin Rivers Paper Company Inc. has been fined $250,000 by the New Brunswick Provincial Court after pleading guilty to a 2021 incident of...
Chalk River Labs

CNL says failed Chalk River sewage tests will be investigated 

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) says effluent from its Sanitary Sewage Treatment Plant at its Chalk River Laboratories site in Ontario has returned to full...
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New settlement agreement could see Paper Excellence open new kraft pulp mill in Nova...

A new settlement agreement subject to approval by the British Columbia Supreme Court would see the Paper Excellence Group, owner of the Northern Pulp...
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Sarnia styrene plant at centre of benzene controversy says it will close permanently

The styrene monomer production site in Sarnia, which was ordered to temporarily close to manage benzene emissions, says it will permanently close as of...
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Series of federal drinking water guideline consultations set to begin in fall

At least four new public consultations for water quality are on track to begin in fall 2024, ranging from arsenic to haloacetic acids, as...
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U.S. water groups head to court over construction of EPA’s PFAS rule for drinking...

Two major U.S. water associations say they want a court to verify whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) constructed its PFAS regulation according to...
Biogas safety

Effectively ensuring safety in biogas facilities

While hazardous gases should be treated seriously, they are not the only safety hazard to consider in biogas facilities.

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