Hazardous Materials

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NWMO recommends deep geological repository for radioactive isotope waste

A first-of-its-kind strategy in Canada aims to fill gaps identified in waste disposal planning for radioactive waste from electricity generation and the production of...
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Saint John’s tension with scrapyard grows after hazardous fire leads some to shelter in...

New Brunswick officials in Saint John issued a voluntary shelter-in-place order last week as a day-long scrapyard fire by Saint John Harbour created concerns over...
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Hazardous waste update allows practical, affordable waste transport for remote B.C. areas

*The following regulatory news article is intended to be an overview of the report or legislation and not a replacement for the actual guidance...
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Alberta company ordered to clean up sea cans full of year-old biomedical waste

Edmonton-based biomedical and hazardous waste disposal company GFM Environmental Services is facing an enforcement order to dispose of more than a dozen unlabelled sea...
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CEPA amendments aim to strengthen federal management of toxic chemicals

*The following regulatory news article is intended to be an overview of the report or legislation and not a replacement for the actual guidance...
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Quebec, B.C. firms face environmental fines for spill, hazmat violations

Environmental fines have been levied against companies in British Columbia and Quebec for an effluent spill and improper chemical storage, respectively, according to new...

New online registry launches for reporting hazardous waste in Ontario

A new online registry now allows Ontario’s some 40,000 generators, carriers, and receivers of hazardous and liquid industrial waste to meet the industry’s regulatory...
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Chemical production outpacing world’s ability to understand the risk, study warns

With global chemical production increasing 50-fold since 1950 — and projected to triple again by 2050 compared to 2010 — its aggressive pace may...
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Canada releases draft regs for key part of single-use plastics ban

Following some delay, the federal government managed to publish its draft regulations prohibiting six types of single-use plastic products within its expected timeline. The long-awaited...
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Next stage of Canada’s single-use plastics ban faces delay

The Canadian government says more time is needed to find acceptable alternatives to single-use plastics items that were set to be banned by year’s...
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Radiation protection for the remediation of historic low-level radioactive waste

The Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) is the Government of Canada’s response to the community-recommended solutions for the remediation and safe, long-term management of historic low-level radioactive waste in the municipalities of Port Hope and Clarington, Ontario.
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MOECC to finalize new Excess Soil Management Framework

Ontario's Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) recently announced its decision to proceed and finalize Ontario’s comprehensive new Excess Soil Management Policy...

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