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 Alberta.
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 …
To think the real problem in the tar sands is PR is a mistake,' says PR pro Jim Hoggan ... bitumen, toluene, clay, benzene, mercury, hydrogen sulfide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and naphthenic acids. But, sadly, yoghurt is not …
The Schindler/Kelly study of snow and water samples from sites along the Athabasca river and its tributaries compared the levels of 13 persistent pollutants (PPE): mercury ... “New study links tar sands to carcinogens,” reported the Sierra Club.
It took 20 years for the EPA to finally confront the truth that the utility lobby had snookered Congress back in the 1970s into allowing the indefinite operation of filthy coal-fired power plants belching not only carbon but also mercury, soot, …
The work was sparked by a damning 2010 study coauthored by University of Alberta ecologist David Schindler that concluded that oil sands plants were contaminating the Athabasca watershed with such toxins as mercury ... the …
The Canadian economy has long been propelled by resource extraction industries such as mining and logging (with the US being a major trading partner), while plans to build pipelines from the Alberta tar sands to the USA and overseas form …
tar sands, bitumen and petroleum coke for energy, a new Duke University study finds. "Human emissions of vanadium to the atmosphere now exceed those from all natural sources combined—by a factor of 1.7," said William H. Schlesinger, …
They are released in high concentrations from tar sands projects, so people who live downstream have serious fears about contaminated water, fish and wildlife. Mercury contamination is another risk, because when the wetlands which …