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Hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” is a drilling technique used to extract oil or ... uranium, mercury, ethylene glycol, radium, methanol, hydrochloric acid, and formaldehyde. Once the water is …
Environmental Protection · 7/23/2015
Unconventional Gas
The Making of a Conspiracy Theory: Benzene in the Food Chain http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-483376 The Making of a Conspiracy Theory: Environmental Terrorism; Benzene and Mercury http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-467935 The crude oil is loaded …
CNN iReport · 9/5/2010
The spokesman said the hydrocarbons naturally occur in the oil sands area, just as mercury can naturally show up in fish, which may lead to a health advisory. “I know there’s natural arsenic and chemicals, but it’s not all natural,” retorted Donna ...
United Nations and Peoples Organisation · 11/15/2007
Amiran, who holds two doctorates in chemistry, developed a reactor that uses jets of water and nontoxic chemicals, which are roughly as potent as dish detergent, to separate oil and other industrial contaminants like mercury or PCBs from sands and soils.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel · ByJohn Schmid · 6/7/2012
Downstream, researchers have found elevated and abnormal levels of cadmium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel ... The cards are stacked in favor of tar sands oil and the Keystone pipeline. Barring some unforeseen turn of events, Americans will be forced ...
Counter Punch · 3/15/2012
"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 is very difficult to ...
CNN · ByTom Cohen · 2/26/2014
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
According to internal documents obtained by Postmedia News, the government was urged to investigate recent scientific observations of a 40 per cent increase of mercury in bird eggs ... of expansion of Canada's oil and gas industry.
Canada · 5/31/2012
finding out how all this works and getting my arms around it”), he was whisked off to view more oil sands vistas, ones carefully chosen ... respect to all the primary pollutants (which include mercury, arsenic, thallium and cadmium, as well as more ...
Rogers Media · 10/4/2010
FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. -- An Environment Canada study has found elevated levels of mercury in northern Alberta with the bull's-eye centred on oilsands developments. "These results suggest that oilsands developments are a source of airborne (mercury ...
CTV News · 6/4/2014