Edmonton - A study conducted by University of Alberta biologists and ecologists released Monday concluded that 13 toxic pollutants found in Alberta's Athabasca River ... oil sands development were sources of airborne emissions. …
Oil companies that want to pipe tar sands through Canada haven’t yet been able to win ... Waste from the process, containing toxic petroleum chemicals and heavy metals like mercury, arsenic, cadmium and lead, is dumped into open …
Faced with public outrage and congressional pressure, the oil company BP vowed six years ago to develop cutting-edge technology that could sharply reduce toxic mercury discharged ... Canadian crude oil from the tar sands region of Alberta.
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 …
A report, ‘Does the Alberta Tar Sands Industry Pollute?’ in the Open Conservation Biology Journal found increased …
On the agenda are the lead poisoning prevention efforts that are under way in Northeast Oklahoma, mercury exposure through fish consumption ... The afternoon panel will cover the tar sands pipeline, how Tar Creek got its name, the tar …
"When you experience a spill in tar sands, you're not just getting toxic oil. You're getting diluants and those diluants are benzene, toluene, mercury, hexine, and there are literally thousands of them," says Wahmhoff. Organizers are hoping …
There's no disputing the Alberta tar sands is Canada's reigning oil patch, bringing in billions in crude revenues every year. It's also garnered itself an almost apocalyptic reputation among environmentalists for its vast mercury emissions. But …
The tar sands project would create a pit lake in its final stages that once full in 2065, would cap 486 billion litres of …
mercury, naphatic acid, and polyaromatic hydrocarbons into the river system, poisoning the land and downstream communities every single day. Given the provincial and federal complacency in enabling tar sands operations, the …