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Husky Energy faces six charges over record Newfoundland oil spill

Husky Energy is facing six charges in relation to a 2018 oil spill that was the largest in Newfoundland and Labrador’s history. Over the last...

Ontario shipping company fined by U.S. over wastewater discharge

An Ontario-based shipping company in St. Catharines — one of the largest dry and liquid bulk carriers operating on the Great Lakes — has...

Keeping workers safer when transferring flammable and combustible liquids

Protecting workers from harm includes proper safety training, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and the use of engineering controls to prevent dangerous spills.
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B.C. train derailment spills potash into Hunter Creek

Dramatic video footage of a Canadian Pacific Railway train derailment last week, near Hunter Creek, west of Hope, British Columbia, shows piles of mangled...
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‘Smart’ secondary containment system can prevent catastrophic oil spills

In the event of an oil spill or leak this smart geotextile congeals and seals the oil containment system, preventing oil from passing through.
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Surfactant-based extraction product helps minimize impacts from large spill in Alberta

Sampling at the site showed that the oil/water mixture that escaped from the containment area had coursed down the hill rather than penetrated into the soil to any significant depth. So, the consultant decided that it could “do a flush” rather than a “scrape”, which, more precisely, was passive and active surface flushing, rather than excavation and off-site disposal.

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The award-winning environmental soil treatment used to remediate Whitehorse’s Marwell Tar Pit is called enhanced thermal conduction. Photo Credit: Milestone Environmental Contracting Inc.

Brownie Awards celebrate brownfield and remediation projects across Canada

A number of significant brownfield remediation projects took the spotlight at the recent Brownie Awards, where award winners ranged from Whitehorse’s thermal conduction work...