There's a reason that Canada's Alberta tar sands project has become the world's most controversial energy project—its sheer size and capacity to pollute is already legendary among environmentalists. The …
Levels of mercury in a vast area surrounding the controversial Alberta tar sands oil fields are on the rise and have reached levels up to 16 times higher than 'background' levels—a toxic side effect of the extraction …
The connection with methyl mercury is that it is within 30 miles of Alberta's tar sand upgrade facilities. The local communities are aghast at this situation. The tar sand "tailings ponds" are full of heavy metals, PAH, and now …
Athabasca oil sands
lead and mercury into two rivers. Both scientists and aboriginals fear that a breached tailing pond could poison water for 40,000 people and travel all the way to the Arctic Ocean. Bad Engineering and Government Neglect …
The mining operations generate massive volumes naphthenic acids, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, phenolic compounds, ammonia, and mercury and other trace metals, and some of these compounds are carcinogenic. …
Pond
Pollution picks up downstream of tar-sands processing Findings from that study, published Aug. 30 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, catalog water concentrations of 13 elements that can …
River
Study contradicts Alberta government and industry claims that pollutants are from natural sources and not from the expanding production of oil from tar ... mercury, nickel, silver and zinc far in excess of national guidelines …
Canada
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco State University will stop investing its endowment in coal and tar sands companies, joining a growing list of universities that are avoiding investments in fossil fuels, the school said …
San Francisco State University
Contradicting previous industry- and government-backed studies about the source of pollution occurring …
The tailings liability The tar sands industry’s tailings problem is a growing liability and it is getting worse. The mining operations generate massive volumes naphthenic acids, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, phenolic …
Risk