The heavy metals, rated as priority pollutants by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, include mercury, arsenic ... documenting serious pollution injurious to fish in the tar sands in the House of Commons, Environment Minister Jim …
“I think it’s pretty convincing evidence,” David Schindler, a University of Alberta biologist who co-authored a 2010 study that revealed contaminants, such as mercury and lead, in the Athabasca River near the tar sands site, said, the Globe and …
Oil-mining operations in Canada's main tar sands region are releasing a range of heavy and toxic metals — including mercury, arsenic and lead — into a nearby river and its watershed, according to a new study. Research published …
The debate over the tar sands crossed over into the US when energy company TransCanada proposed building the Keystone XL pipeline to transport crude oil for refining and distribution across the border. While the mercury levels …
The rate for this cancer is 30 percent higher than average in Fort Chipewyan, where elevated levels of carcinogens and mercury have been documented. After tar sands are extracted, they must be processed, and the refinery stage also …
the community I come from is being heavily affected by the pollutions and the toxins coming downstream from the tar sands. So biodiversity is being lost, our fish are being polluted, and animals are being sick. They just released a report …
"Elevated levels of carcinogens and mercury have been documented downstream from tar sands extraction sites, and communities in these areas show elevated levels of rare cancer rates," they said in their letter to Kerry. "Tar sands oil …
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mercury, arsenic, lead, you name it,” David Schindler, professor of ecology at the University of Alberta, told the Canadian parliament last year. Research funded by the oil industry has suggested that the pollution around tar sands sites …
Editor's Note: In recent months, many climate activists have focused their efforts on Canada's tar sands and the companies set on extracting ... The days can be long, tedious, and cold – the mercury dips below -20 F in the winter – …
Six years ago, the spectacle of the state falling all over itself to grant a spectacularly lax set of permits to BP PLC for its $4 billion switch to Canadian tar sands at its Whiting ... chief concern had to do with mercury, which is a potent …