Hazardous Materials

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Canadian Nuclear Laboratories aims to be carbon neutral by 2040 at Chalk River

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has announced that it hopes to achieve carbon neutral operations at its Chalk River Laboratories campus in Ontario by 2040.    Among...
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Canada’s largest spill-response vessel finds new home in BC’s Beecher Bay

The K.J. Gardner, Canada’s largest quick-response flagship offshore supply vessel equipped for pollution cleanup, emergency towage and support duties, has a new home base...
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Quebec cosmetics company fined $500K for not reporting PFAS in eye, lip pencils

A Quebec-based cosmetics company has been fined $500,000 for using perfluorononyl dimethicone in eye and lip pencil products without previously providing the government with...
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Investigation set for Ontario worker death at water treatment solutions supplier

ControlChem Canada Ltd., a water treatment solutions supplier, is mourning the death of one of its workers, following an April 4 accident at its...
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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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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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...
CRD Biosolids

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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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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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...
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Lawsuit claims Alberta Energy Regulator had duty to warn First Nation of tailings seepage

Northern Alberta’s Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) has filed a lawsuit against the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) that alleges negligence over a failure to...

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