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 …
“We don’t really know the fate of the various metals including mercury as they go from snow, to melt water to run-off …
More than 100 people came to St. Andrew’s Church on Coburg Rd. Tuesday night to hear two young Aboriginal activists describe the Alberta Tar Sands’ effects on their ... have found high levels of arsenic, mercury and other toxic …
In the Colorado Plateau, tar sands deposits are typically as hard as asphalt. 14 A TOXIC BREW Toxins like arsenic …
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 – …
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, …
TransCanada, the company behind the controversial ... two to 4 barrels of water are also needed to produce one barrel of crude from the tar sands. Pollutants such as mercury, arsenic, lead and cadmium have been detected in the …
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 …
mercury, lead, benzene, ammonia, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon and naphthenic acids some of which are known carcinogens. Last week I was visiting the community of Fort McKay, which is completely surrounded by tar sands
FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 23 ... made up of toxins like mercury, lead and arsenic. …