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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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Alberta may become first province to issue fentanyl cleanup guidelines

The Government of Alberta has earmarked $350,000 to create guidelines for the cleanup of properties contaminated with traces of the powerful opioid fentanyl. Alberta Health...
Lupin Mine

Jail term in Ontario PCB case, while northern gold mine pleads guilty

A company director has been sentenced to a 45-day jail term for PCB violations and Lupin Mines Inc. is facing a fine after not filing environmental reports.
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NWT, federal government celebrate end of 11-year Tundra Mine remediation

After 11 years and $110 million, the Tundra Mine remediation project in the Northwest Territories has cleared all remaining ore residue at the former...

Alberta levies fine, charges in PCB and pesticide leaks

On August 15, 2018, the Provincial Court of Alberta fined FortisAlberta Inc. $300,000, following the major electricity provider’s guilty plea for violating PCB Regulations...

Saskatchewan First Nations file lawsuit against energy company over 2016 oil spill

Two Cree Nations groups in Saskatchewan have filed a lawsuit against Husky Energy for a 2016 pipe break that spilled oil into the North...
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Nexen Energy fined for violating Canada’s Migratory Birds Convention Act

On July 13, 2018, Nexen Energy ULC was ordered to pay a total penalty of $290,000 in the Provincial Court of Alberta, after pleading...
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Nova Scotia investigates rural water contamination fears after site owners ignore orders

While residential complaints linger over potential contaminants still leaching into the groundwater from a recycling plant in Harrietsfield, Nova Scotia, the provincial government has...
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Confusion still surrounds who will spearhead Thunder Bay harbour cleanup

After going largely dormant in 2014, Thunder Bay is looking to rebuild a steering committee dedicated to remediating an estimated 400,000 m3 of mercury-contaminated...

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Nova Scotia grants controversial year-long pilot for Lafarge to burn tires...

Nova Scotia’s Environment Department has greenlighted a controversial one-year pilot project at a Lafarge Canada Inc. cement plant in Brookfield, N.S., to burn tires...
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