Tar sands development in northern ... The northern Alberta oil sands are the largest source of oil outside the Middle East but are believed by many to be sending toxins such as mercury, arsenic and lead into surrounding watersheds. This …
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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. Research published …
The period for public comment on the tar sands pipeline officially ends on October 8 ... contaminated water a year into the Athabasca river. High concentrations of mercury, thallium, lead, benzene, arsenic, and polycyclic aromatic …
Mercury levels are increasing in the eggs of water birds that nest downstream of Canada's oil sands region ... from 2008 to 2012. The oil sands contain an estimated 1.84 trillion barrels of crude bitumen, a thick, tar-like petroleum that …
The debate over the tar sands crossed over into the US when energy company TransCanada proposed building the Keystone XL pipeline to transport crude oil for refining and distribution across the border. While the mercury levels …
Vernal, UT – Jan 8, 2015 After nearly 6 months of difficult negotiations between defense attorneys for 25 tar sands protesters and the Uintah ... have been disturbed by the pit excavation, such as mercury, manganese, chromium, …
After nearly 6 months of difficult negotiations between defense attorneys for 25 tar sands protesters and the Uintah County ... that have been disturbed by the pit excavation, such as mercury, manganese, chromium, arsenic, vanadium and …
The rate for this cancer is 30 percent higher than average in Fort Chipewyan, where elevated levels of carcinogens and mercury have been documented. After tar sands are extracted, they must be processed, and the refinery stage also …
Tar sands oil contains more sulfur, nitrogen, lead, nickel, mercury and arsenic than conventional crude oil, and refining …