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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
“What are the risks of additional mercury, sulfur, and toxins on the air and water?” Tar Sands – The Source Northeastern Alberta’s bitumen deposits rest beneath a stretch of Canada’s boreal forests and wetlands the size of Florida. In ...
Circle of Blue · 2/7/2012
[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 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
Concentrations of mercury, nickel, and thallium in winter and ... Cynics say the data demonstrating the link between the oil sands and pollution of the Athabasca River will not result in any new actions taken by any government body.
Digital Journal · 8/31/2010
It’s not known if these ailments are directly linked to industry, however, Dr. John O’Connor, an outspoken critic of the tar sands has his suspicions ... “That’s how you get an increase in mercury because you’re disturbing the soil.
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network · 6/24/2015
"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