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as well as high levels of mercury in tested fish." A new paper by Dr. Kevin Timoney and Dr. Peter Lee, Does the Alberta Tar Sands Industry Pollute? The Scientific Evidence?, recently published in the Open Conservation Biology Journal, identifies 11 sources ...
intercontinentalcry.org · 10/24/2009
Brewing disputes with First Nations, claims of mercury pollution and increasing challenges for delivering oil to distant markets are only some of the challenges Canada’s oil sands will face this year, a report released Thursday shows. According to the ...
Mining · 1/2/2014
The tar sands in Alberta and their negative impact on the health ... One of the main groups in this area is the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN), who have been very active in voicing their concerns in recent month. In a statement earlier this ...
McGill Daily · 11/26/2012
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 County in New …
Napa Valley Register · 3/24/2014
As the tar sand extraction industry expands ... Heavy metals that are naturally present in tar sands, including arsenic and mercury, become concentrated in the tailings once the bitumen has been extracted. According to the People & Planet report on ...
onegreenplanet.org · 7/27/2012
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 compounds, ammonia, and mercury and ...
The Energy Collective · 8/28/2014
Why did a parliamentary committee suddenly destroy drafts of a final report on tar sands pollution? Here's what they knew ... by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, include mercury, arsenic, beryllium, copper, cadmium, thallium, lead, nickel ...
The Tyee · 8/30/2010
A two-year study of the Athabasca River by ecologists at the University of Alberta found levels of arsenic, copper, cadmium, lead, mercury, nickel, silver and zinc far in excess of national guidelines downstream from industrial oil sands sites in the ...
The Ecologist · 9/1/2010
For two weeks in late August and early September, environmental activists staged sit-ins in front of the White House to protest a pipeline that would carry a slurry of tar sands from Alberta ... including heavy metals such as mercury and thallium, as ...
National Geographic · 9/21/2011
A new study released by two Alberta First Nations communities in partnership with the University of Manitoba reports that certain carcinogens released in tar sands operations are ... contaminants arsenic, cadmium, mercury and selenium, as well as ...
NRDC SWiTCHBOARD · 7/8/2014