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Repeal Of Toxic Reductions Act – Friend Or Foe
The Ontario government recently voted in Committee to remove Schedule 10 from Bill 66, Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act.
Canada
22 Mar 2019
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New York State Sues Companies For $38M In Remediation Costs
In June 2018 the State of New York sued 3M Co. and five other companies for the costs associated with the remediation of hazardous materials ...
Canada
11 Jan 2019
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Directors Plead Guilty
On November 5, 2018 two directors of a dry-cleaning operation pled guilty to contravening the Tetrachloroethylene ...
Canada
22 Nov 2018
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The Unlikely Intersection Of Nuclear Fallout And Green Energy
Will the world's largest atomic fallout exclusion zone one day host the world's largest solar farm?
Canada
19 Aug 2016
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Canada And US Take Action On Great Lakes
On May 31, 2016, the Canadian and United States governments announced the designation of eight "chemicals of mutual concern" under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA).
Canada
8 Jun 2016
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First Imprisonment Under CEPA For Dry Cleaner
At the end of February, Environment and Climate Change Canada posted a notice about its "first-ever imprisonment" of a dry cleaner under the tetrachloroethylene regulations.
Canada
29 Mar 2016
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PMRA Intends To End Conditional Registration Of Pesticides
The PMRA is required to consult with the public upon making a decision to grant a registration application of a product.
Canada
11 Feb 2016
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International Chemicals Management Meeting
In 2002, at the World Summit on Sustainable Development, the international community adopted an ambitious target for world wide sound management of chemicals and hazardous wastes by 2020:
Canada
10 Sep 2015
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2014 Pesticide Prosecution "Roundup"
Earlier this summer we reported that Ontario Pesticide Act prosecutions have become infrequent since the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOE) stopped having specialized pesticide enforcement staff
Canada
4 Sep 2014
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Are Common Industrial Chemicals Developmental Neurotoxins?
Toxic chemicals may be triggering the recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among children—such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia.
Canada
24 Feb 2014
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Landmark Lead Paint Abatement Case Decided In California
In a landmark lead paint liability case, the Superior Court of California has held three of five paint companies liable for public nuisance.
Canada
24 Jan 2014
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Manitoba To Join Most Other Provinces With Cosmetic Pesticide Ban
Manitoba has announced that it will join most other provinces and 170 Canadian municipalities in banning most synthetic chemical lawn pesticides with legislation this fall.
Canada
14 Jul 2013
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Utah Latest US State To Mandating Disclosure Of Fracking Chemicals
On October 24, the Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining approved a new rule requiring companies to use FracFocus, the US’s national hydraulic fracturing chemical registry, to report the amount and types of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") to produce oil and gas.
Canada
7 Nov 2012
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Will The SCC Grant Leave In Smith v Inco?
Will the Supreme Court of Canada grant leave to Ellen Smith to appeal the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal rejecting her class action against Inco for the historic nickel contamination of soil in Port Colborne?
Canada
20 Feb 2012
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Roundup On "Roundup"
Dianne is quoted in this week’s Lawyers Weekly about the hard-won "special review" of glyphosate, a weed-control product that contains the pesticide polyoxyethylene tallow amines, and is also known as Roundup.
Canada
20 Jan 2012
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Perc In Your Dry Cleaned Sweater?
Perchloroethylene (also called tetrachloroethylene, PCE or PERC) is a common dry cleaning solvent.
Canada
1 Dec 2011
17
Chemicals In Dry Cleaned Clothes
I was amazed, and appalled, to learn how the common, but toxic, dry cleaning solvent, perchloroethylene, can build up in clothes.
Canada
15 Nov 2011
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Yes, TCE Is A Carcinogen
After 22 years of study, and intense political maneuvering, the US Environmental Protection Agency has formally classified TCE (trichloroethene, also called trichloroethylene) as a carcinogen, as well as a non-cancer hazard to human health.
Canada
7 Oct 2011
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Nuclear Liability Cap In Canada
As Japan battles to prevent nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima, with the assistance of the International Atomic Energy Agency, anxious eyes are turning to nuclear safety in other countries.
Canada
16 Mar 2011
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End Of Slow Death By Rubber Duck?
In 2009, we blogged about plastics that contain (and release) phthalates, plasticizers used in the manufacture of soft vinyl used in many products (Link: Slow death by rubber duck – http://envirolaw.com/slow-death-by-rubber-duck/ ).
Canada
20 Jan 2011
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