Just one week after Al Jazeera discovered that regulatory responsibility for Alberta, Canada’s controversial tar sands would be handed over to a fossil-fuel funded corporation, federal scientists have found that the area’s …
The poisons that infest these tar sands mining operations are some of the nastiest in the petrochemical world, including highly dangerous compounds like mercury ... out of a Stephen King novel: Canada’s tar sands, …
as well as high levels of mercury in tested fish." A new paper by Dr. Kevin Timoney and Dr. Peter Lee, Does the Alberta Tar Sands Industry Pollute? The Scientific Evidence?, recently published in the Open Conservation …
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The rate for this cancer is 30 percent higher than average in Fort Chipewyan, where elevated levels of carcinogens and mercury have been documented. After tar sands are extracted, they must be processed, and the refinery …
Cancer
Even a well-known report by Environmental Defence, a health organisation, reported in 2008 that the Tar Sands generate enormous amounts of toxic chemicals that affect the land, animals, and humans alike: Of primary …
Tragedy
[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 …
By David Yager, August 10, 2016 Entrepreneur. Consultant. Journalist. Political Activist. www.davidyager.ca When it was announced in July that Tzeporah Berman was to be the Chair of Alberta’s Oil Sands Advisory …
Cleanup is so difficult because of the heavy metals (lead, sulphur, mercury) in tar sands. It sinks to the bottom of rivers and poisons the waterway and the aquifers. When tar sands oil is refined into useable oil a waste …
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Tar sands/oil sands mining operations “generate massive volumes naphthenic acids, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, phenolic compounds, ammonia, and mercury and other trace metals, and some of these …
These groups call tar sands production an unfolding environmental catastrophe ... Willow Lake’s pike and walleye have absorbed high levels of mercury into their flesh. She’s heard stories of deformed fish. “Now we just have …
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