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Oil from the tar sands is making its way via rail cars, where spills are statistically far more common. The San Jose Mercury-News informs its readers: Phillips 66 in Rodeo already brings in trains filled with tar sands crude, and Chevron Richmond refines it.
American Thinker · ByThomas Lifson · 6/5/2013
The poisons that infest these tar sands mining operations are some of the nastiest in the petrochemical world, including highly dangerous compounds like mercury, arsenic and lead. As they are dumped into rivers that flow toward the Arctic and are spewed ...
The Energy Collective · 7/15/2012
Led by several University of Alberta researchers, the study found that unusual levels of lead, mercury, zinc, cadmium and other toxic pollutants were found near oil sands mining sites or downstream from them. The levels exceeded federal and provincial ...
The New York Times Environment · ByClifford Krauss · 8/30/2010
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. Fishermen say pickerel and northern pike in the lake ...
Los Angeles Times · ByNeela Banerjee · 10/21/2013
This is ‘Tarmageddon’ – the devastation wreaked by the search for tar sand – and here ... A report, ‘Does the Alberta Tar Sands Industry Pollute?’ in the Open Conservation Biology Journal found increased mercury in walleye fish, higher than ...
Daily Mail · 6/10/2012
to depicting the deep frustrations felt by the Colbert County community up against industry interests in mining tar sands. "The opportunity to be immersed in the culture of Alabama, to go out and meet the people in …
Al.com · ByDennis Pillion · 8/26/2015
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A study last year coauthored by University of Alberta biologist David Schindler found that oil sands plants were sending toxins including mercury, arsenic and lead into the watershed. Schindler criticized work by the government-supported and industry ...
Reuters · ByScott Haggett · 7/5/2011
Faced with public outrage and congressional pressure, the oil company BP vowed six years ago to ... from Indiana regulators allows BP to avoid installing the mercury-filtering equipment at the Whiting refinery. Under the terms of an earlier decision ...
Chicago Tribune · 6/22/2013
examining the transport of metal contaminants from the oil sands by air was published in Science of the Total Environment. It shows that key metals of concern including lead, antimony, arsenic, and mercury declined during the period when Alberta oil ...
Phys.org · 10/3/2012
The tar sands project would create a pit lake in its final stages that once full in 2065, would cap 486 billion litres of tailings waste, made up of toxins like mercury, lead and arsenic. Meanwhile expanding the tar sands mine would add 1.18 million tonnes ...
Yahoo Finance · 10/23/2012