Financial Institutions Put Pressure on Environmental Programs

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

There are many environmental laws and regulations that apply to a variety of activities at companies.  These laws may require filing for permits with local, provincial, or federal regulators. Laws and regulations apply to everyone.  From local ordinances that may dictate the height of a fence on your property to speed limits on roads, we are required to be aware and comply with laws. Enforcement from Regulators We routinely report in our blogs about various environmental...

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Environmental Preparations for Construction-Related Projects in Ontario

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Much of the world seems to have come to a complete standstill.  We all share a singular priority – stop the spread of COVID-19.  For nearly everyone, this means there is no business as usual.  Some are working at home, some are experiencing layoffs, and everyone has experienced drastic changes to every imaginable aspect of life. While we continue to work on projects, we do so with a great deal more caution to protect everyone from this pandemic. While we don’t know when...

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Environmental Health and Safety Issues in the News

Posted by on Mar 11, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) issues have all been in the news of late.  Dominating the health part of EHS is the Coronavirus, or COVID 19, which is currently a significant challenge for companies and governments worldwide.  Infectious diseases aside, there were other EHS items in the news recently. Hydrogen Cyanide Release As recently reported in a couple of different publications, Algoma Steel in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, had a release of hydrogen cyanide that...

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Problems with Soil Dumping and Leachate Mismanaged

Posted by on Mar 2, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

While there is a lot of press over big-pictures issues, including PFAS, climate change, and pollution from plastic waste, environmental management issues; however, are not nearly as lofty or newsworthy.  Environmental management issues are likely to be far more pedestrian, like “What do we do with all this soil?” Dumping Soil and Debris in Open Lots One of those management issues that we talked about on numerous occasions is the soil and debris from construction activity...

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Releases Impacting Surface Waters in Canada

Posted by on Feb 10, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Releases to the subsurface (from underground storage tanks, pipelines, etc.) are far less visible to the public.  Often these releases, which can lead to groundwater remediation, can go undetected for hours, days, weeks, or even years.  Surface water releases, on the other hand, can be very visible and can quickly get the attention of Environmental Health and Safety professionals, regulators, and the public. There were several releases to surface water reported that did get...

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