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The study, Investigations of Mercury Concentrations in Walleye and Other Fish in the Athabasca River Ecosystem with Increasing Oil Sands Developments (Mercury in Fish), by Marlene S. Evans and André Talbot, will be published in the next issue of the ...
CNW Group · 6/4/2012
FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA.—An Environment Canada study has found elevated levels of mercury in northern Alberta with the bull’s-eye centred on oilsands developments. “These results suggest that oilsands developments are a source of airborne …
The Star · 6/4/2014
Violet Clarke’s home sits virtually in the center of the vast Athabasca tar sands, a colossal deposit of extremely heavy ... Willow Lake’s pike and walleye have absorbed high levels of mercury into their flesh. She’s heard stories of deformed fish.
Public Radio International · 7/10/2014
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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
I was eager to see the tar sands for myself, experience life in Fort Mac firsthand ... The days can be long, tedious, and cold – the mercury dips below -20 F in the winter – but the paychecks are worth it. People work a variety of shifts depending ...
Rolling Stone · ByRolling Stone · 4/26/2013
“Coal is a self-inflicted public health risk, polluting the air we breathe, adding mercury to our water ... By contrast, the Beyond Coal and tar sands campaigners believe that only grassroots people power can overcome corporate and right-wing resistance ...
The Nation · 7/22/2011
Aug. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Canada’s oil sands mining operations are producing vast and fast-growing amounts of mercury, heavy metals, arsenic and other toxic substances, the Globe and Mail reported, citing data released by Environment Canada. The …
Bloomberg · ByJames Kraus · 8/10/2010
While the study does not tie the increased pollution to the oil sands development, it does point to the Athabasca River as a source of some of the mercury. Despite the best efforts of oil sands developers to improve the environmental footprint and ...
Rigzone · 10/12/2010
Schindler found snow samples 20 km from the plants had heavy concentrations of 13 heavy metals, including cadmium, copper, mercury, lead — far higher than naturally occurring levels — with lower levels 50 km from …
The Vancouver Sun · 5/29/2015
heavy metal contamination
Boxer also claimed people in Canada "impacted by tar sands extraction" of oil have developed cancer ... to use anecdotal health evidence to bolster her argument against the Keystone pipeline. Boxer's focus on health impacts from the pipeline represents ...
CNS News · 2/27/2014