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Solidification and Stabilization workshop

Mark your calendars for the Solidification and Stabilization workshop in Sydney, Nova Scotia -- September 18-20, 20...

Mark your calendars for the Solidification and Stabilization workshop in Sydney, Nova Scotia — September 18-20, 2006.

The Nova Scotia Environmental Industry Association (NSEIA), with the Sydney Tar Ponds Agency, Cape Breton University, and the Cement Association of Canada/Portland Cement Association, is pleased to present this workshop on Solidification and Stabilization technology in Canada.

This three day workshop will bring together experts, regulators, and practitioners in remediation to discuss the state of practices, regulations, and the Canadian experience and to present case studies where S/S remediation technology is being proposed or applied.

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is being organized for consulting environmental professionals, remediation contractors, federal, provincial and municipal regulators, academics, site owners and other professionals who are interested in learning about the use of S/S treatment as a remediation method for contaminated properties in Canada including brownfields.

What is S/S?

Solidification/Stabilization (S/S) is an established treatment technology that has been used to treat a variety of hazardous wastes and used effectively in the remediation of many contaminated properties. S/S treatment involves mixing a binding reagent into the contaminated media or waste. Successful treatment is accomplished through physical changes to the waste form and often chemical changes to the hazardous constituents themselves.

Portland cement is a commonly used S/S binding reagent. In the U.S., S/S has been selected for 24 per cent of the EPA Superfund projects where the sources of contamination have been addressed. In Canada, S/S technology has been applied to remediation projects and is being proposed for the Sydney Tar Ponds site in Nova Scotia.


The conference will examine:

Success stories of developments in similarly contaminated site;

Development opportunities and overcoming hurdles;

Participation by the local business community in the remediation projects, training and certification requirements;

Economic and social impacts of remediation and redevelopment.

Technical aspects of the conference will examine:

The level of technical study required in preparing for a major environmental remediation project;

The range of remediation technologies considered;

Steps taken to protect human health during cleanup activity;

Efforts to assure community support.

What is required:

Brief biography (1- 2 paragraphs) of the presenter

One to two page abstract

Please send by email to

Please submit by August 7, 2006.

For more information contact.

Nova Scotia Environmental Industry Association
One Research Drive, Suites 206-1 / 206-2
Woodside Industrial Park
Dartmouth, NS
B2Y 4M9

Tel: 902-463-3538
Fax: 902-466-6889
General email:

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