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Ovivo advances E2metrix PFAS collaboration into acquisition

Montreal-headquartered water and wastewater treatment equipment company, Ovivo, has acquired E2metrix Inc., also based in Quebec, following two years of collaboration to create a...
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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...
Excess Soil Regulation

Ontario’s Excess Soil Registry rates jump significantly despite attempt to ‘soften’ 

Higher Excess Soil Registry fees for users will be spread out over five years instead of three, following feedback from a consultation period, says...
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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...
Excess Soil Regulation

Naturally-elevated metals concentrations are resulting in more landfilling and less beneficial reuse of soils

Under this regulation, excess soils containing specific metals within the range of natural background concentrations may be prevented from beneficial reuse.
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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.
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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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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...
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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...
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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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Life cycle analysis proves in situ approach is more sustainable and cost-effective for PFAS...

Remediating PFAS will require a tremendous response to address thousands of contaminant plumes in groundwater in Canada alone. Since PFAS do not biodegrade, they migrate farther than most common groundwater contaminants, such as benzene, trichloroethylene (TCE), with plumes often extending well beyond their sources, affecting large aquifer volumes.
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Quebec orders cleanup of former site leased to environmental services firm

Quebec has issued an environmental cleanup order to a company that manages the recovery of hazardous materials, alleging that the firm, Phoenix Services Environnementaux...

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