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Tar sand” is sand with a mix of tar ... under high pressure … And which contains poisons and toxins like sulphur, arsenic, nickel, lead and mercury … All so megalomaniacal carbon billionaires can make even more money. That’s what flows through ...
America blog · 6/6/2013
Levels of the potent neurotoxin found near the massive industrial operation have been found to be up to 16 times higher than “background” levels for the region, says Environment Canada researcher Jane Kirk, who recently reported the findings at an ...
Daily Kos · 12/30/2013
The fuel source of the future, after all, shouldn't hemorrhage toxic mercury pollution throughout a 11,000 square mile radius. Canada's oil sands project does. A recent report from Environment Canada, detailed in the Calgary Herald, reveals that in a huge ...
Motherboard · 12/30/2013
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To extract the bitumen, the oil sands are dug up in huge chunks ... The water contained metals such as copper, lead, mercury and zinc. After prototyping and testing, Rodgers and his students designed a retention …
Pickens Sentinel · 6/19/2015
A 7,500 sq mile area of tar sands in Alberta, Canada, is displaying worrying levels of the neurotoxin mercury, scientists have claimed. Oil from tar sands has been linked to unusually high levels of the substance, which can lead to brain, kidney and lung ...
Blue & Green Tomorrow · 1/3/2014
2013. Mercury trends in Colonial waterbird eggs downstream of the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada. Environmental Science & Technology. DOI: 10.1021/es402542w. Mercury levels are increasing in the eggs of water birds that nest downstream of …
environmentalhealthnews.org · 10/4/2013
A newly published study is casting doubt on findings that mercury levels are increasing in fish near Alberta's oilsands. The study by two Environment Canada scientists analyzed decades worth of data from different sources to conclude levels of the potent ...
The Huffington Post · 6/4/2012
A new Environment Canada study has found high mercury levels in a 'bull's eye' area around oil sands developments in northern Alberta, CTV reported yesterday. The study, which was reviewed and published in Environmental Science and Technology journal ...
Vancouver Observer · 6/7/2014
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. For every barrel of tar sands
Live Science · 8/25/2014
the Bay Area's five refineries have quietly moved toward transporting controversial Canadian tar sands crude oil via another means: rail. Phillips 66 in Rodeo already brings in trains filled with tar sands crude, and Chevron Richmond refines it.
San Jose Mercury News · ByMatthias Gafni · 6/1/2013