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Canada’s top court rejects appeal in Ottawa dry cleaner contamination case

An Ottawa-based dry cleaner found liable for $1.63 million in remediation costs related to the spill of degreaser chemicals between 1960 and 1974 has...
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Alberta Environment Minister orders staged cleanup of former wood treatment site

Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips issued a ministerial order that requires a nine-step remediation process to take place over the next nine months at...
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Unknown amount of crude oil spilled in Manitoba train derailment

Cleanup crews in Manitoba have built a berm to contain an unknown amount of oil spilled from rail cars around the area where a...
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Excess soil is a valuable resource that should not be wasted

Each year, an estimated 26 million cubic metres of construction soil must be managed in Ontario.
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Bankrupt energy companies can’t abandon cleanup obligations, Supreme Court rules

Bankrupt oil and gas companies must fulfill provincial environmental obligations before paying anyone it owes money to, the Supreme Court has ruled, overturning a...
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Syncrude to pay $2.75 million for great blue heron deaths at oilsands

On January 2, 2019, Syncrude Canada Ltd. pleaded guilty in the Provincial Court of Alberta to one count of violating the Migratory Birds Convention Act,...
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Saskatchewan suing Ottawa for more funding on Gunnar mine cleanup

Saskatchewan started motion on a lawsuit to force the federal government to contribute to the $280-million cleanup of the abandoned Gunnar uranium mine.
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Latest Husky oil spill may be Newfoundland’s largest ever

Husky Energy officials say a gap in the pipe at its SeaRose floating platform, 350 kilometres southeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland is the likely...
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Surfactant technology enhances remediation at contaminated grain elevator site

By Eric Dulle and George “Bud” Ivey Grain elevators are an enduring symbol of agricultural tradition. Unfortunately, they present environmental problems, due to a legacy...
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Transport Canada awards $17M for final remediation of former paint company site in BC

Transport Canada has awarded a $17.6-million contract to a joint venture through QM/JJM Contracting to remove contaminants from the ecosystem around Laurel Point Park...

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