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Canada and US announce 40% phosphorus reduction target for Lake Erie

Canada and the U.S. have adopted targets to reduce phosphorus entering affected areas of Lake Erie by 40% to improve water quality and protect public health.
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Smith & Loveless launch new above-grade pump station

Smith & Loveless announced the shipment of its first EVERLAST™ wet well mounted pump station. The EVERLAST product line consolidates all of Smith & Loveless’s...

Online calculator counts the cost of wastewater grit

The calculator draws on real-world data to predict the likely savings that can be gained by installing a high-performance grit removal system.
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Pool covers offer tremendous water savings: study finds

Use of pool covers could reduce 95% of evaporation from California pools, offering water savings of more than 55,000 acre-feet per year.
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Dry-cleaner fined for improper storage and disposal of PERC

Texmain Cleaners Ltd., a dry-cleaning business operating in London, Ontario, pled guilty and was fined $36,000 for the improper storage and disposal of tetrachloroethylene,...
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Sunrise Propane, directors fined $5.3 million following propane explosion

Sunrise Propane Energy Group Inc., its directors and 1367229 Ontario Inc. were fined $5.3 million for discharging contaminants that caused adverse effects to Toronto...
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Road maintenance company fined $80,000 for waste violations

Carillion Canada has been fined for depositing barrels containing petroleum oil and weathered paint/protective coating in an unapproved site.
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Paper company fined $320,000 for Fisheries Act offences

Twin Rivers Paper Company Inc. was fined $320,000 on December 18, 2015 in New Brunswick Provincial court after pleading guilty to offences under the...
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Gender parity in the engineering boardroom

The Lassoed School of Engineering at York University looked at gender parity in the boardroom by hosting a fall forum with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers

ES&E’s 2015 Readership Survey Results

This fall, we asked our readers a series of questions to learn more about our audience and the topics they value in ES&E Magazine...
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Mount Polley short-term discharge permit approved

After public consultation, British Columbia has approved Mount Polley Mining Corporation’s application for a short-term permit to treat and then discharge water outside of...
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Ontario permanently bans coal-fired electricity generation

Ontario passed legislation today to permanently ban coal-fired electricity generation in the province. This law is a first in North America.

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