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Petcoke emits 11 percent more greenhouse gases than coal, Wang writes in a paper he published May 31, with ”a higher sulfur content… and various heavy-metal contaminants, including mercury ... as those from Canadian oil sands and Venezuela, from ...
Forbes · ByJeff Mcmahon · 7/15/2015
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
The work was sparked by a damning 2010 study coauthored by University of Alberta ecologist David Schindler that concluded that oil sands plants were contaminating the Athabasca watershed with such toxins as mercury, arsenic and lead. The reports of …
Reuters · ByJeffrey Jones · 2/3/2012
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
Beachgoers were warned to avoid tar balls on Thursday along the Santa Barbara shoreline as the Coast Guard sought the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick that floated up 1,000 yards from the sand ... unaware …
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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
Daisy Sands, head of the energy campaign at Greenpeace said ... they would choose to slash subsidies and tax breaks for the oil, gas and nuclear corporations which have been propped up and polluting for decades.
Matlock Mercury · 7/22/2015
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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
A scientific panel has found Canada has "no system" for monitoring how Alberta's oil sands projects may be polluting local waterways. Academic reports found that extraction plants were sending toxins such as mercury and lead into the water. The western ...
BBC · 12/21/2010
The credits were created by converting waste gas — a byproduct of bitumen extraction in the oil sands — that is typically flared ... had high levels of arsenic and mercury among other heavy metals. It’s appalling that Genalta describes itself ...
foodandwaterwatch.org · 10/17/2014
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