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Moncton air quality study finds no health hazard from sewage odours

A new air quality study for the north end of Moncton, New Brunswick, says that while there are certainly unpleasant odours emanating from the...
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California moves one step closer to direct potable reuse of wastewater

California’s State Water Resources Control Board has voted in favour of adopting direct potable reuse regulations that would allow municipalities to blend purified wastewater...
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NB Court orders $100K safety bursary in memory of teen who died at WWTP

A New Brunswick court has ordered Springhill Construction Limited to donate $100,000 to establish a bursary in the memory of a teen who died...
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Maintenance providers fined over Hamilton health centre sewage spill

An investigation by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has led to fines after it was determined that a sewage spill...
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Genome BC launches SAFEGUARD to expand wastewater surveillance

British Columbia is looking to expand its wastewater surveillance with a new initiative designed to better prepare the province for future public health challenges. Dubbed...
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Quebec issues wastewater fines, charges recycler

Quebec issued two fines and served a series of new charges in December for violations of the province’s Environmental Quality Act (EQA) that relate...
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UWaterloo uses AI to improve microplastics classification process 

The University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) has developed an AI tool that enables researchers to rapidly analyze large numbers of microplastic particles some 50% faster...
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Researchers isolate microalgae strains that capture phosphorus from wastewater for reuse

Colorado-based National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers have identified and isolated phosphorus-hyperaccumulating algae that have the potential to capture and reuse phosphorus from wastewater before...
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Canada, US warn of hacks into Israeli-made logic controllers

A group of U.S. agencies has issued a joint statement warning of recent cyberattacks by an Iranian military organization “actively targeting and compromising” Israeli-made...
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Ontario’s Orangeville set for wastewater upgrades to help reach GHG target

The Ontario Town of Orangeville has announced a series of upgrades to its water pollution control plant that local officials say will improve performance...
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Long-awaited new First Nations safe drinking water bill tabled in Ottawa

Several First Nations chiefs have announced that they look forward to providing committee testimony to refine a new safe drinking water and wastewater bill...
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Hamilton’s cross-connection leaks response followed best practices

When the City of Hamilton learned that some of its storm sewer lines were cross-connected with a sanitary sewer and had been discharging into...

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