HazMat & Remediation

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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Yukon nears end of public consult for Faro mine remediation

Remediation of Faro Mine in the Yukon, once the largest open pit lead-zinc mine in the world, is estimated to take 15-years and $590-million.

Freshwater oil spill study underway at Ontario’s Experimental Lakes facility

As part of a study, scientists are deliberately spilling oil to determine the impacts of diluted bitumen on freshwater systems.

BC park on former paint site to be remediated by city next to federal...

The British Columbia city of Victoria has approved $3.1 million towards the remediation of Laurel Point Park, where soil and groundwater were contaminated by...
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Nova Scotia’s Boat Harbour cleanup plan getting clearer

A provincial plan is slowly being unveiled for Nova Scotia’s largest contaminated site, known as Boat Harbour, where a 140-hectare collection of settling ponds,...

Small Quebec town fined $100K for PCB violation

The small northwestern Quebec Town of Amos has been fined $100,000 and entered into the federal Environmental Offenders Registry after town officials pleaded guilty...
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New proposed regulations on excess soil management

On April 16, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) posted brand new proposed regulations to address the management of excess soils...

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