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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
From the ground, the tar sands are well hidden. In contrast to the site that the ... and fine clay particles,” failing to mention the millions of kilograms of arsenic, benzene, lead, mercury, toluene, and poly aromatic hydrocarbons that are dumped ...
VICE · 7/8/2014
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
the Joint Oil Sands Monitoring program, a provincial-federal initiative, recently discovered an increase in mercury levels in the eggs of predatory birds living downstream from the oil sands, with some samples above the threshold that could be considered ...
People's World · 11/25/2013
Tribal residents' wells are being contaminated, and now there's a restriction on how much fish we can eat per week because of mercury pollution." Despite all of these concerns, tar sands oil is poised to blaze a toxic path through America's pipelines and ...
Tree Hugger · 6/24/2010
like mercury and arsenic. And where do we expect to get the water it demands, when the Colorado is already drying up? U.S. Oil Sands claims this will be different than what's happening in Canada, but strip mining is strip mining. There's nothing neat or ...
Salt Lake Tribune · 1/22/2015
We limit the amount of toxic chemicals like mercury and sulfur and arsenic in our air or our ... mountaintop removal and tar sands oil. In order to get this stuff out, it’s required that the oil and gas and coal companies build all kinds of new ...
Daily Kos · 9 hours ago
President Obama
As Canada exploits its oil sands ever faster, David Schindler calls for industry ... He and a colleague concluded that RAMP's data show increases in the concentrations of mercury in fish, and of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in river water and sediments ...
Nature · 11/25/2010
“Considering methylmercury is a neurotoxin that bioaccumulates in the food web, it is important to continue tracking mercury levels in the oil sands development area to ensure they remain below acceptable levels,” Johnson said in an email to The ...
Canadian Manufacturing · 6/5/2014
This is a great post from Skeptical Science that I saw previously but just decided to republish here on Planetsave after a commenter dropped it in the comments of Tom’s post on the State Department’s expected nonsense finding that the tar sands ...
Planet Save · 8/30/2011