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Oil-mining operations in Canada's main tar sands region are releasing a range of heavy and toxic metals — including mercury, arsenic and lead — into a nearby river and its watershed, according to a new study. Research published online yesterday in the ...
Nature · 8/31/2010
Why include tax benefits, a few short-term construction jobs, and NOT include the real risk of a tar sands diluted Bitumen (aka Dilbit ... into the bay and ocean from 1932 to 1968. Mercury gradually accumulated in the shellfish and fish, and people ...
OpEdNews · 7/27/2015
Contradicting previous industry- and government-backed studies about the source of pollution occurring downstream from Alberta tar sands projects, a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says that high levels of lead, mercury ...
Tree Hugger · ByMat Mcdermott · 8/30/2010
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
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
“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
O’Connor suspected pollution from Alberta’s tar sands, 100 miles upstream from Fort Chipewyan ... Air pollution from the mines and processing plants have been found to spread mercury and carcinogenic polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) across …
mintpressnews.com · 2/19/2015
Tar sands (a.k.a. oil sands) are an unconventional deposits of ... of aquatic life were exceeded for seven [priority pollutants]—cadmium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, silver, and zinc—in melted snow and/or water collected near or downstream of ...
Planet Save · 8/30/2011
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 reprimand from this guilty ...
Greenpeace International · 7/4/2010
In light of these and other problems, – recently, for example, it was reported that mercury, a neurotoxin, is accumulating around oil sands sites at concentrations 16 times background levels – the present policy of letting production rates increase ...
Troy Media · 1/7/2014