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Halifax Airport loses bid to delegate wastewater compliance for commercial tenants

When municipal servicer Halifax Water detected glycol in the wastewater during the winter of 2015-2016, it disrupted processes at its Aerotech Wastewater Treatment Facility, which serves a nearby business complex and the Halifax International Airport.

Accidents at water and wastewater plants injure workers

With two deaths at Canadian water plants in recent months, and two worker deaths in Texas, 10 people were injured in a wastewater plant explosion in Chicago

UK study finds greater ratio of microplastics downstream of WWTPs

The U.K. study found that microplastics were more prevalent downstream of wastewater treatment plants than they were upstream.
Stockholm Junior Water Prize winners

Singapore students win Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2018

Caleb Liow Jia Le and Johnny Xiao Hong Yu won the 2018 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for producing reduced graphene oxide, which can be used to purify water
treated FOG samples

FOG busting research may lead to improved anaerobic digestion and fewer clogs

New research shows that FOG can be "busted" with a pre-treatment process that allows for more digester loading and keeps FOG liquid at lower temperatures.

Wastewater funding set for upgrade projects in three provinces

A series of new funding announcements were issued last week for wastewater systems across Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. In New Brunswick, $1.3 million...
Bowhead whale in the Northwest-Passage

Harmful grey water dumping in Canadian Arctic to double by 2035, new WWF study...

The amount of untreated grey water dumped in Canadian Arctic waters is projected to double by 2035 if left unregulated, according to a new...

Influent channel at Edmonton’s Gold Bar WWTP successfully repaired

Harsh environmental conditions inside wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) can cause significant deterioration and damage to the reinforced concrete structures.

Implementing vortex grit removal the right way

Historically, grit removal has not received the same attention as other processes in water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs). However, this has been changing in recent years.

Sewage overflow tunnel projects underway in Ottawa, Toronto

Ontario’s two largest population centres, Toronto and Ottawa, are both working on elaborate tunnel projects intended to keep sewage overflow from spilling into local...

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Lupin Mine

Jail term in Ontario PCB case, while northern gold mine pleads...

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.