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But how bad are the tar sands? Let’s start with a satellite map of Athabasca ... ducks which in 2008 landed in tailing ponds of “this toxic soup of arsenic, mercury and carcinogenic hydrocarbons.” Cannon fire now scares them away before they land ...
Dissident Voice · 10/1/2014
“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
once that pipeline is built, all those jobs are gone that they said was going to bring so much wealth, those are not permanent jobs, and what we're going to get is a continuous flow of this tar sands that is heavy in mercury, heavy in metals and heavy in ...
The Huffington Post · ByRocky Kistner · 5/15/2012
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This is a great post from Skeptical Science that I saw previously but just decided to republish here on Planetsave after a commenter dropped it in the comments of Tom’s post on the State Department’s expected nonsense finding that the tar sands ...
Planet Save · 8/30/2011
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
“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
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
[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 four-seat plane we’ve hired circles one of the factory complexes owned by Suncor, one of the world’s largest processors of bitumen, a gooey crude oil found in subterranean deposits mixed with water, sand and clay. The aircraft rolls, lifting its ...
Boise Weekly · 7/13/2014
It will create a pit lake that once full will hold 486 billion litres of toxic waste, including mercury, lead and arsenic ... to the CEO of Shell Canada stating their opposition to the tar sands project. One of the most disturbing things about the decision ...
Greenpeace International · 7/10/2013