Hazardous Materials

Ambassador Bridge

Windsor continues to fight hazmat transport changes requested for Ambassador Bridge

While the private owners of the Ambassador Bridge at the Windsor-Detroit border have gained support from Detroit lawmakers to allow new classes of hazardous...
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Nevada juries award $360M in bottled water liver damage lawsuits

Juries have awarded a combined $360 million in damages in relation to two lawsuits filed against Real Water brand drinking water, a Nevada-based company...
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Private member’s bill to remove plastics ‘toxic’ listing earns support of chemistry industry

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) says it supports a new private member’s bill that wants to remove the classification of plastic manufactured...

Ohio announces PFAS-containing firefighting foam takeback program 

Ohio fire departments, local governments, and government-owned airports are now able to turn in stockpiled Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) containing hazardous per- and...

Evaluating the results of 12 years of monitoring PFAS in municipal wastewater treatment systems

Previous research has shown only partial removal and, in some cases, apparent formation of PFAS during some wastewater treatment processes, which was attributed to transformation of unmeasured PFAS precursors.
Rain Gardens

Canadian researchers take on 6PPD-quinone

The deaths of some 40 coho salmon in Brothers Creek near West Vancouver, British Columbia, in late 2023 returned Canada’s attention to the risks of a tire preservative, now identified as 6PPD-quinone.
The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

Transport Canada proposes major safety changes to movement of dangerous goods

When it comes to the transportation of dangerous goods, Transport Canada is proposing to strengthen many existing rules, and introduce some new ones, as...
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BWH Hotels joins Call2Recycle for hotel battery recycling program

BWH Hotels (BWH), widely known for its Best Western brand, has collaborated with the Call2Recycle battery recycling program to become the first major company...
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Multi-layer cover reduced Ontario acid mine drainage, study finds

University of Waterloo researchers have found that multi-layer covers placed over oxidized sulfide-rich mine tailings in Northern Ontario reduced the production and release of...
AIM scrapyard fire

NB issues report of warning signs prior to major scrapyard fire

New Brunswick officials have released a task force report of warning signs and environmental impacts surrounding the massive industrial scrapyard fire that occurred next...

US appeals court rejects ‘broad’ lawsuit against PFAS makers

An Ohio appeals court has vacated a lower court’s approval of a massive class action lawsuit against several major manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl...
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Quebec vehicle refinishing supplier fined $600K for VOC violation

A Quebec-based bodywork products distributor has been fined for selling automotive refinishing products with a volatile organic compound (VOC) concentration beyond the maximum concentration...

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