"When you experience a spill in tar sands, you're not just getting toxic oil. You're getting diluants and those diluants are benzene, toluene, mercury, hexine, and there are literally thousands of them," says Wahmhoff. Organizers are hoping …
With its new Whiting Refinery capacity (Canadian oil shale & tar sands), that will increase by 40%. c) BP is deliberately pollutes Lake Michigan with benzene & mercury. Remnants from tar sands refining process will be far, far worse. …
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 …
Report: 7,300-Mile Area Polluted with Mercury Around Alberta Tar Sands Oil Operations In Canada, scientists say tar sands oil operations in Alberta are releasing mercury that is impacting an area of more than 7,300 square miles. …
had a 57 percent decline in mercury levels from 2008 to 2012. The oil sands contain an estimated 1.84 trillion barrels of crude bitumen, a thick, tar-like petroleum that can be turned into crude oil, according to the Alberta Energy …
Oil companies that want to pipe tar sands through Canada haven’t yet been able to win ... Waste from the process, containing toxic petroleum chemicals and heavy metals like mercury, arsenic, cadmium and lead, is dumped into open …
This last week there were two substantial oil spills associated with the tar sands: a train derailment in Minnesota spilled 15,000 gallons of tar sands oil, and in Mayflower, Arkansas there was a major ExxonMobil pipeline leak in a residential …
Faced with public outrage and congressional pressure, the oil company BP vowed six years ago to develop cutting-edge technology that could sharply reduce toxic mercury discharged ... Canadian crude oil from the tar sands region of …
Not many people have heard of Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, nor the Athabaskan Tar Sands. Not these days ... but high levels of arsenic, mercury and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were found in fish, which many people in Fort Chipewyan, …
Tar sands do not produce trouble-free high-quality oil. They are made into low-grade petroleum at great expense. The process uses enormous amounts of energy and water. It creates toxic waste: benzene, mercury, arsenic, and lead, …