Oil from the tar sands is making its way via rail cars, where spills are statistically far more common. The San Jose Mercury-News informs its readers: Phillips 66 in Rodeo already brings in trains filled with tar sands
“Coal is a self-inflicted public health risk, polluting the air we breathe, adding mercury to our water ... more dangerous than coal to public health and climate stability is tar sands, and they too are being newly targeted …
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. …
The most in-depth study of health concerns among communities downstream from the Alberta tar sands is out ... Again, I would argue, the link to the oil sands is incontrovertible,” he told VICE. For members of the ACFN and …
Health
Editor's Note: In recent months, many climate activists have focused their efforts on Canada's tar sands and the companies set on extracting ... The days can be long, tedious, and cold – the mercury dips below -20 F in …
Canada
More than 100 people came to St. Andrew’s Church on Coburg Rd. Tuesday night to hear two young Aboriginal activists describe the Alberta Tar Sands’ effects on their ... have found high levels of arsenic, mercury and …
Heavy metals that are naturally present in tar sands, including arsenic and mercury, become concentrated in the tailings once the bitumen has been extracted. According to the People & Planet report on tar sands, in 2009 …
Twenty-five people arrested last summer for taking direct action to stop a tar sands strip ... like mercury and arsenic. And where do we expect to get the water it demands, when the Colorado is already drying up? U.S. …
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 …
Environment