“I think it’s pretty convincing evidence,” David Schindler, a University of Alberta biologist who co-authored a 2010 study that revealed contaminants, such as mercury and lead, in the Athabasca River near the tar sands site, …
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 …
That includes rules that clarify it is illegal to dump pollution into tributary streams and wetlands, and the rules that keep harmful toxins like arsenic and mercury out of rivers ... practice of fracking and tar sand mining." Muse …
EPA
The tar sands industry represents the solution to this impasse ... The resulting wastewater is full of mercury and heavy metals and cannot be released back into the environment, but must be placed in tailings ponds — but …
Why include tax benefits, a few short-term construction jobs, and NOT include the real risk of a tar sands diluted Bitumen (aka Dilbit ... into the bay and ocean from 1932 to 1968. Mercury gradually accumulated in the …
South Dakota
Clarke says today the moose are gone, scared away by nearby tar sands activities. She says the berries are not safe to eat. Mercury contamination has made Willow lake’s fish inedible. See a video clip of Violet Clarke. …
In the area around Fort McMurray, a five-hour drive north of Edmonton, oil companies are ripping up tens of thousands of hectares of boreal forest to get at the region’s tar ... oil sands for their energy solutions, is that …
Just how polluting is this method of extraction? Scientists have reported a 7,300 square mile ring of mercury contamination in the water and land surrounding Alberta’s tar sands. Mercury accumulates in fatty tissues, …
Fossil fuel
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 …
Indiana
The tar sands operation is the size of the state of Florida and its waste ponds of highly toxic material (naphthenic acids, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, phenol compounds, ammonia, benzene, lead, and mercury) can be …