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 …
"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 …
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 …
The tar sands project would create a pit lake in its final stages that once full in 2065, would cap 486 billion litres of …
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 …
Canon Hall does not want the global giant mining in Canada's oil sands ... containing mercury, arsenic, naphthenic acid and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. There are now 54 square miles of tailings ponds in the Athabasca valley. …
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 …
[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 …
As the battle over the Keystone ... development, mercury up eightfold downstream of tailings ponds, etc. At first, the government said those chemicals must be naturally occurring, since the Athabasca River flows right through the tar
That's much hotter - and, counterintuitively typically safer - than today's reactors which might not raise the mercury sufficiently for industry ... the other environmental concerns associated with tar sands production, like land and water …