Contradicting Alberta government assertions that toxins in the watershed occur naturally, the researchers said mercury, arsenic, lead and cadmium are among 13 toxins released into the Athabasca, which flows north through the oil sands operations.
Reuters · ByJeffrey Jones · 8/30/2010
Mercury wafting out of oilsands operations is impacting an area – or “bull’s-eye” — that extends for about 19,000 square kilometres in northeast Alberta, according to federal scientists. Levels of the potent neurotoxin found near the massive ...
O Canada · 12/29/2013
That's much hotter - and, counterintuitively typically safer - than today's reactors which might not raise the mercury sufficiently for industry. I've written about several reactor companies that are working on such machines, with the oil sands industry in ...
ZDNet · 7/18/2013
The extraction of heavy crude oil from oil sands in Canada is releasing as many as 13 kinds ... downstream from the development area had concentrations of elements like mercury, arsenic, chromium, and beryllium eight times as high as the background levels.
Ars Technica · ByCasey Johnston · 9/3/2010
But for now, its contract in Kuwait stands as its first big milestone. The United Nations War Reparation Fund, financed mainly from Iraqi oil revenue, recently allocated $3 billion for the long-overdue cleanup ... like mercury or PCBs from sands and ...
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel · ByJohn Schmid · 6/7/2012
The State Department has approved the construction of ... would have to deal with high levels of toxic chemicals such as mercury, nickel and lead in petroleum from the oil sands. Michael Levi, author of a Council on Foreign Relations study of the Canadian ...
Washington Post · BySteven Mufson · 8/21/2009
Tar sands oil contains the following heavy metals : nickel, vanadium, LEAD, CHROMIUM, MERCURY, ARSENIC, SELENIUM, BENZENE and other toxic elements. Tar sands oil also creates three times the amount of carbon emissions as conventional oil
Truth Out · 4/7/2011
Renner said his department and the University of Alberta's well-known biologist, David Schindler -- co-author of the study that said oil sands operations are sending toxins including mercury, arsenic and lead into the watershed -- will choose up to six ...
Environmental News Network · 9/25/2010
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, a Queens University ... · 11/12/2013
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 … · ByDennis Pillion · 8/26/2015