HazMat & Remediation

Unseen environmental issues with trenchless technologies

Trenchless technologies allow infrastructure to be installed without the need for digging. This solves many problems, but does create new regulatory issues.
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GIS technology used for abandoned mine site remediation

In 2011 and 2012, a GIS was created to assist in the restoration and remediation of 0.8 km of the Moira River shoreline, where it flows through the abandoned mine site.
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Freshwater mussels increasingly included in habitat assessments

Freshwater mussels are considered “fish” under the Fisheries Act and warrant the same protection. Increasingly they are used as indicators of stream health.
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Testimony in environmental claims – Participant vs litigation experts

What constitutes an “expert” witness and to whom do the expert witness provisions in the Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure apply? Do they apply to anyone offering an expert opinion?

Spill results in $375,000 penalty for Alberta company

Panther Industries (Alberta) Inc. pleaded guilty on July 28, 2015 in Alberta Provincial Court and was ordered to pay a total of $375,000 in...

Restricted re-start authorized for Mount Polley mine

Mount Polley Mine has been given a restricted go-ahead to re-start operations, nearly one year since a disastrous tailings pond breach.

Mining company ordered to pay $30,000 for offences under the Fisheries Act

The Iron Ore Company of Canada was ordered to pay $30,000 on June 15, 2015, in Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Court after pleading guilty...

Kayaks prove a versatile tool in spill cleanup

Lightweight and highly maneuverable kayaks are becoming increasingly popular as vehicles to deal with spill cleanup of hazardous chemicals and petroleum products.
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The evolution of environmental consulting

Over the next decade the environmental consulting industry will be transformed by advances in the biological sciences. These will be driven by the torrent of inexpensive genomic information and applications.
Commerical site remediation project.

Property values threatened by changing contaminant levels

Sinking funds into site cleanups, if there is no reasonable return on the investment, doesn’t make good business sense, despite any environmental benefits.

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