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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
"To be a good oil company, you've got to be a great water company," ConocoPhillips oil sands operations Vice President Perry Berkenpas said on a recent ... steam as hot as the surface of the planet Mercury hundreds of feet below the ground to dislodge ...
New York Times · 8/16/2011
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
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta, Canada — Violet Clarke’s home sits virtually in the center of the vast Athabasca tar sands, a colossal deposit of extremely ... s pike and walleye have absorbed high levels of mercury into their flesh. She’s heard stories ...
Global Post · 7/10/2014
In a study likely to add more fuel to the environmental battle over oil sands development, researchers said mercury, arsenic, lead and cadmium are among the toxins being released into the Athabasca, which flows north through the region’s major oil sands ...
The Star · 8/30/2010
The mining operations generate massive volumes naphthenic acids, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, phenolic compounds, ammonia, and mercury and other trace metals, and some of these compounds are carcinogenic. For every barrel of tar sands
Yahoo News · 9/4/2014
[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 River system. In the meantime ...
CleanTechnica · ByTina Casey · 8/31/2010
The study, Investigations of Mercury Concentrations in Walleye and Other Fish in the Athabasca River Ecosystem with Increasing Oil Sands Developments (Mercury in Fish), by Marlene S. Evans and André Talbot, will be published in the next issue of the ...
CNW Group · 6/4/2012
(Getty) The area of oil sands development is expanding rapidly and likely to accelerate should President Barack Obama approve the Keystone XL pipeline ... 2010 that showed high levels of arsenic, lead, mercury and other toxins in waters flowing from ...
The Huffington Post · ByLynne Peeples · 4/27/2013