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October 31, 2018

Responding to Spills

On February 24, two transport trucks in Toronto collided on highway 401, spilling diesel onto the road. In October 2017, a chemical spill at a recycling facility in the Greater Toronto Area saw the decontamination of more than 60 employees of Canada Fibers Ltd. These incidents speak to the diverse nature of hazardous materials releases that can occur in transportation and industrial facilities.

Hot and Bothered

Emergency responders who are tasked with cleaning up spills need apparel that provides all-rounded protection from the substances they are trying to remediate, as well as suit the conditions in which they work.

Pipelines safer than rail for transportation of crude: Fraser Institute

The debate over what is considered the safest method of transporting oil is nothing new. For The Fraser Institute, the conservative-leaning think tank has already cast its vote with a report that it released in August 2015.

Preparing for Accidental Releases

Leaving worker safety to chance in environments where spills are possible is not an option. For those tasked with clean-up and containment, a well-thought-out spill response plan is in order.
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Press Releases 

Marine safety training and barges delivered to Northern communities

HAY RIVER, NT (Oct. 14, 2018) – The federal government invested $19.5 million in the construction of four double-hulled barges to deliver fuel safely to Northern communities and opened the Hay River Training Facility, which will provide marine safety training to Northern communities. » Read More

Strengthening oceans protection with new marine environmental response equipment

VICTORIA (Sept. 7, 2018) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced the first delivery of new marine environmental response equipment for the Coast Guard’s Western Regional Headquarters. » Read More