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Oil well cleanup program listed as ‘key objective’ in Alberta’s pre-election budget

March 1, 2023 Bob Weber - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Alberta Premier Danielle Smith’s last budget before an expected spring election gives strong support to a proposed tax break for energy companies to fulfill their legal cleanup duties but doesn’t tell voters how much would be spent on

The abandoned Giant Mine in Yellowknife, NWT
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Canada’s top five federal contaminated sites to cost billions to clean up 

November 29, 2022 Emily Blake - THE CANADIAN PRESS 

YELLOWKNIFE – With a cost estimate of $4.38 billion, remediation of the Giant Mine, one of the most contaminated sites in Canada, is also expected to be the most expensive federal environmental cleanup in the country’s history.   The figure, recently

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It will ‘take until the end of the year’ for Lake Ontario water level to drop to average level: Toronto city staff

July 4, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The water level of Lake Ontario at Toronto will not drop to its average level until the end of the year and frost this winter could “further exacerbate” infrastructure damage, though the exact cost of infrastructure damage has yet to

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Environmental Losses Related to Transportation Claims

February 10, 2017 Joel van Popta, Senior Associate, -30- Forensic Engineering.

The release of pollutants such as fuel, motor oil or lubricants, coolant or brake fluid can cause environmental impairment in the event of a trucking collision

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Second, smaller spill reported in Saskatchewan by Tundra Energy Marketing Ltd.

February 2, 2017 The Canadian Press

STORTHOAKS, Sask. – The Calgary-based company handling a pipeline spill that saw 200,000 litres of crude leaked onto First Nations farmland in Saskatchewan is now dealing with another, albeit much smaller, spill. On Wednesday night, the National Energy Board issued

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AP Sources: VW to pay near $10.2B to settle emissions claims

June 23, 2016 Tom Krisher and Michael Biesecker - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DETROIT – Volkswagen has agreed to take a series of steps with a total cost of about $10.2 billion to settle claims from its unprecedented diesel emissions cheating scandal in the U.S., two people briefed on the matter said Thursday.

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$508 million in pollution liability for B.C. government: Report

June 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The British Columbia government said Friday that as of March 31, the province’s forests, lands and natural resource operations department recognized $508 million in pollution-related liabilities related to property managed by the Crown Contaminated Sites Program. The ministry on Friday

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Fort McMurray wildfire nearly 50% contained; no significant growth in two days: Alberta government

June 3, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Fort McMurray wildfire remains out of control, but has not seen any significant growth over the past 48 hours and is nearly 50% contained, the government of Alberta said in a statement on Thursday. It is estimated to cover

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Supreme Court will not hear appeal of $1.4 million pollution lawsuit

May 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s highest court announced Thursday it will not hear an appeal from a Scarborough, Ont. industrial property owner who lost a lawsuit from a neighbouring property owner arising from environmental contamination. In a ruling released Nov. 27, 2015, the Court