HazMat & Remediation

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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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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...
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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...

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