This is some of what we can see above the Athabasca (or Alberta) tar sands, also known as oil sands ... Over an even larger area, mercury contamination has befouled fish and birds. From up here, 1,000 feet above a deeply gouged, gray …
“What are the risks of additional mercury, sulfur, and toxins on the air and water?” Tar Sands – The Source Northeastern Alberta’s bitumen deposits rest beneath a stretch of Canada’s boreal forests and wetlands the size of Florida. In ...
"Elevated levels of carcinogens and mercury have been documented downstream from tar sands extraction sites, and communities in these areas show elevated levels of rare cancer rates," they said in their letter to Kerry. "Tar sands oil …
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By David Yager, August 10, 2016 Entrepreneur. Consultant. Journalist. Political Activist. www.davidyager.ca When it was announced in July that Tzeporah Berman was to be the Chair of Alberta’s Oil Sands Advisory Group (OSAG) …
It found the following common contaminants in wildlife: Arsenic in muskrat, duck and moose at high enough levels to be of concern for young children High mercury levels in duck ... and monitoring the impact of tar sands extraction on water …
The environmentalists are planning to begin two weeks of sit ins at the White House Saturday to protest what they cast as "the largest carbon bomb in North America" - a planned 1,700 mile underground oil pipeline linking the tar sands fields …
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However, one recent Environment Canada/Parks Canada study has found that high levels of mercury found in some nesting bird populations in the delta are almost certainly coming from the tar sands. What’s needed, says John Smol, …
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There are trillions of barrels of crude just waiting to be extracted from tar sands ... s vast oil sands. Samples taken from the Athabasca River have shown elevated levels of thirteen heavy metals, including arsenic, lead, and mercury, …
O’Connor suspected pollution from Alberta’s tar sands, 100 miles upstream from Fort Chipewyan ... Air pollution from the mines and processing plants have been found to spread mercury and carcinogenic polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) …
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Editor's Note: In recent months, many climate activists have focused their efforts on Canada's tar sands and the companies set on extracting ... The days can be long, tedious, and cold – the mercury dips below -20 F in the winter – …
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