Twenty-five people arrested last summer for taking direct action to stop a tar sands strip ... like mercury and arsenic. And where do we expect to get the water it demands, when the Colorado is already drying up? U.S. Oil Sands claims this …
Last year, Canadian environmental researcher Jane Kirk discovered a 7,300-square-mile area of land and water surrounding the tar sands in Alberta that has been contaminated by mercury, possibly from oil mining. Earlier this month, Albany …
Leave behind heavy metals, mercury and naphthenic acids ... Considering that the 4 percent of U.S. oil consumption to be met by tar sands production might easily be made up by Americans driving smaller and driving less, I think not. …
Washington - The controversial Keystone XL pipeline which would carry 700,000 barrels per day of tar sands oil from Alberta ... API’s refining issues manager, the San Jose Mercury News reports. “And construction of the pipeline would …
It will create a pit lake that once full will hold 486 billion litres of toxic waste, including mercury, lead and arsenic ... to …
Tribal residents' wells are being contaminated, and now there's a restriction on how much fish we can eat per week because of mercury pollution." Despite all of these concerns, tar sands oil is poised to blaze a toxic path through …
Tar sands oil contains more sulfur, nitrogen, lead, nickel, mercury and arsenic than conventional crude oil, and refining it will spew chemicals into the local air and water. Third is the proposed Keystone XL pipeline itself, slated to cross six …
Cleanup is so difficult because of the heavy metals (lead, sulphur, mercury) in tar sands. It sinks to the bottom of rivers and poisons the waterway and the aquifers. When tar sands oil is refined into useable oil a waste product called …
Extracting crude from the tar sands requires first clear-cutting the forest above ... Some studies say they routinely leak …
[social_buttons] The move comes just as scientists from the University of Alberta released a report on the mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium, and nine other toxins from tar sands operations found in the Athabasca River system. In the …