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 …
The process to generate energy using the Canadian tar sands is particularly dirty ... as well as only negligible amounts of mercury compounds. Increasing natural gas exports is also good for the American economy. The United States is now …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
"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 …
First, he delayed a decision to build a pipeline to bring tar sands oil from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. Then, in December, the EPA finalized the first-ever standards to control toxic mercury pollution from power plants, over the …