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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
Environment Canada scientists have indicated that the Alberta, Canada tar sands have been exposed to a high contamination of mercury. The scientists found a 7,300-square-mile ring of mercury around the tar sands where energy companies mine the …
Ring of Fire · 1/8/2014
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
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- An advocacy group said it was concerned about the mercury levels associated with the extraction of so-called oil sands in Alberta, Canada. The Canadian Department of Natural Resources said oil production from North …
United Press International · 10/16/2013
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 pollutants found in the snow and waterways included mercury, lead, and thallium – all ... their citizens trumps the need for jobs. Although the tar sands are not located explicitly on First Nations territory, the mining expansion has caused major ...
McGill Daily · 11/26/2012
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
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 · 3/25/2014
... impacts - a byproduct from tar sands refining The refining of tar sands creates a by-product called petroleum coke which contains relatively high concentrations of metals including mercury, lead, arsenic, chromium, selenium, and nickel which people ...
The Energy Collective · 3/1/2014
The pipeline, which would transport the tar sands material to refineries near Houston ... including heavy metals such as mercury and thallium, as well as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). “We saw the same thing for every toxin we looked at ...
National Geographic · 9/21/2011