$150,000 fine for $2 million chemical spill
Chemtura Canada, a chemical manufacturing company in Elmira, Ontario, was fined $150,00 for discharging 4200 kg of BLE-25 and 112 kg of acetone into the air.Continue reading the post titled $150,000 fine for $2 million chemical spill
Shocking Greenland ice melt
Some parts of the public still doubt climate change, but climate scientists see its damage galloping ever faster than expected. As Ontario’s extraordinary heat triggered an upsurge in gun violence, wildfires and crop failures, Greenland ice cap watchers saw the biggest, fastest melt ev…Continue reading the post titled Shocking Greenland ice melt
Dutch wind turbine noise study: strong link between money and annoyance
One of the strongest factors affecting annoyance, and sleep interruption, is whether the person was receiving financial benefits from the operation of the wind turbines.Continue reading the post titled Dutch wind turbine noise study: strong link between money and annoyance
Big Drive Clean fines for car owners
Ontario car owners are now receiving thousand dollar fines, or higher, for trying to evade Drive Clean testing.Continue reading the post titled Big Drive Clean fines for car owners
Chrome contamination remediation researcher?
We’re looking for help on a research project relating to remediation of hexavalent chrome in soil and groundwater. Ideally, we’re looking for an environmental chemist or engineer with relevant training and experience interested in a one year contract. If interested, please send c…Continue reading the post titled Chrome contamination remediation researcher?
Lakehead completes first Clean Water Act source protection plan
Twelve years after the Walkerton water disaster, the first source water protection plan under the Clean Water Act, 2006, has been completed and submitted by the Lakehead Source Protection Committee, Thunder Bay.Continue reading the post titled Lakehead completes first Clean Water Act source protection plan
Can municipal councillors be personally liable for drinking water?
Municipal councillors are generally protected from personal liability, for any decisions they make in good faith in the course of their duties. This protection is incorporated into Municipal Acts of each province. For example, the Municipal Government Act of Alberta states:Continue reading the post titled Can municipal councillors be personally liable for drinking water?
Terratec Fined $105,000
Terratec Environmental Ltd. pled guilty to one offence under the Ontario Water Resources Act for applying anaerobic digestate to farmland, which escaped through an agricultural drain into Six Mile Creek. Checking for drains is a standard precaution before spreading anything on agricultural land.Continue reading the post titled Terratec Fined $105,000
Health, wind, science, and our sad federal priorities
Since Ontario regulations already require mitigation if noise is predicted to exceed 40 dBA at sensitive receptors, will it help to spend two years proving that there ought to be mitigation at 45 dBA?Continue reading the post titled Health, wind, science, and our sad federal priorities
Soil remediation: smell test stands up in court
The latest decision in the Horvath saga has upheld the “smell test” in delineating home furnace oil contamination for remediation.Continue reading the post titled Soil remediation: smell test stands up in court