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 …
The refining of tar sands oil requires huge amounts of natural gas and water in a process called steam injection. The used water, 400 million gallons every day, acquires many carcinogenic compounds such as lead, nickel, mercury, arsenic …
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 …
The project is the Keystone XL Pipeline. It will take oil produced from tar sands in Alberta, Canada 1,959 miles to ... vanadium, lead, chromium, mercury, arsenic, selenium, and benzene. But isn't the Keystone XL pipeline part of a …
Environmental groups such as Greenpeace also contend that when the wetlands that originally covered Alberta’s tar sands are drained, high amounts of mercury can be released into surrounding water bodies. Health Canada sets fish …
We have mercury standards for power plants because mercury causes ... The president's speech included an important pledge to evaluate the proposed Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline based on its climate impacts. The EPA released a …
Tar sands: A July 11 Op-Ed on what President Obama can do to reassert ... And right now, the EPA is taking comments on proposed new standards for regulating mercury emissions from coal plants. Cleaning up that pollution would prevent …
It’s well known that the extraction of Canada’s tar sands is one of the most environmentally-destructive ... Or because we want to get the mercury from China’s coal-burning generation plants back in our lands and waters? Why didn't even …
Members of the advocacy group found little research, since it was one of the first spills of tar sands oil ... where the oil …