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 bitumen produced ...
Three weeks ago, government scientists told villagers that they had found high levels of mercury, a hazardous substance, in the eggs of migratory birds that nest downstream from oil sands production ... Fort MacKay smells of tar. But the village has ...
While oil sands producers use large amounts of water to produce the crude, contaminated wastes are kept on site and are not released into the river. The study, released by Fort Chipewyan’s Nunee Health Authority, found unsafe levels of arsenic ...
Reuters · 10y
These new reserves don’t include unconventional oil sources, including the vast Canadian tar sands and Venezuelan heavy oil ... claims that coal burning releases “poisons” like mercury into the air. Environmentalists also oppose so-called “clean ...
Fox News · 12y
The Horizon Oil Sands operation is located some 75 kilometres north of Fort McMurray in the Tar River Valley ... and fox and bear have established dens in the area. Methyl mercury levels are constantly monitored against levels upstream and mercury levels ...
The Lummi Nation took totem poles across the region and to Canada to oppose the development of tar-sands oil and the Keystone XL pipeline ... but the coal has mercury and arsenic in it and we don't want it in our water." Braided Hair said the prayers ...
That figure does not include the climate impacts, harm to ecosystems, and harm caused by mercury and other pollutants associated ... and includes such energy-intensive efforts as the Alberta tar sands. So prices spike. Consumers who fill their cars with ...
Truthout · 5y
"Under her leadership, the EPA has taken sensible and important steps to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink, including implementing the first national standard for harmful mercury pollution ... carbon-heavy tar sands oil from Canada to ...
The Obama administration's chief environmental watchdog, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, is stepping down after a nearly ... which would have brought carbon-heavy tar sands oil from Canada to refineries in Texas. House Republicans dedicated much of their ...
Fox News · 5y