Kevin Burgher appointed Vice President of EFI Global Canada

Cunningham Lindsey is pleased to announce the promotion of Kevin Burgher to Vice President of EFI Global Canada. Kevin has been part of the Cunningham Lindsey team for over 20 years, during which time he has remained an integral part in product development, marketing and the expansion on EFI Global across Canada, proving himself to be a committed company advocate.

Kevin presents extensive experience in managing basic to complex high profile remediation projects. Since joining Cunningham Lindsey he has managed numerous different residential, commercial and transportation remediation projects.

Kevin is a Graduate of Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science, holds his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation and is a recognized Environmental Practitioner (EP). His overall understanding and the ability to motivate his team has led to his continued success.

EFI Global Canada appoints Russell Finley as Senior Professional Geoscientist and Hydrogeologist

EFI Global is pleased to announce the appointment of Russell Finley as Senior Professional Geoscientist and Hydrogeologist. Russell is based in the Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office in Canada and will report to Kevin Burgher, Director of National Environmental Services.

Russell has previously served as an expert witness for various clients and provides geological and hydrogeological input for projects as required with extensive experience of over 35 years in hydrology, remediation, audits and assessments. Additionally Mr Finley has used computer modelling techniques to study groundwater flow and transport, including aquifer analysis and evaluation.

Russell started his new position at EFI Global in March this year and since then has been assisting the EFI Global team across Canada team in contaminant migration recovery programs, aquifer studies, in-situ treatment options, Phase I & Phase II studies, various remedial projects and other related groundwater activities.

Celebrating the arrival of Russell, Kevin Burgher said: “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of both geology and hydrogeology and how it relates to projects; his experience is a great addition to the team, we are pleased to have him on board.”

Russell Finley can be reached at or by e-mail 902-421-1932 at RFinley@efiglobal.ca

Nova Scotia Furnace Fuel Spill

EFI Global were called to respond to a 7,000 litre furnace fuel oil spill at a First Nations School in Nova Scotia, Canada. During the first few days of the project, EFI Global met with local and Federal environmental and health officials as well as Aboriginal Affairs who approved each step that EFI Global presented.

EFI’s quick response and assessment of the situation allowed for immediate containment and control of the escaped furnace fuel oil.  The students were able to return to class within three days following the discovery, and the remedial work is expected to conclude in less than 30 days from the initial call.

Changes to reporting requirements under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act (TDGA)

On June 1, 2016 changes to the spill reporting requirements under the TDG Regulations came into effect. The amendments are aimed at improving reporting in order to help ensure emergency responders act quickly to prevent a release from occurring and potentially endangering the environment or human health and safety and to provide better information on incidents involving Dangerous Goods. There seems to be some confusion around when to report under the new TDG spill reporting Regulations and when to report through the provincial spill reporting channels. Simply put, placard containers fall within the TDG Requirements. Tractor trailer saddle tanks are not placard thus they follow the provincial spill reporting requirements. This seems to be a point of confusion in the transportation industry.  It is important that transporters be aware of both the Federal and the various Provincial reporting requirements and their obligations under both are adhered to. The obligation to report rests with the polluter. The safest approach is when in doubt, report.

Read ‘Amendments to TDGA Reporting Requirements 2016’ by EFI Global Director – National Environmental Services, Kevin Burgher – click here