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 – …
FORT MCMURRAY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 23 ... made up of toxins like mercury, lead and arsenic. …
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 …
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, …
Canon Hall does not want the global giant mining in Canada's oil sands ... containing mercury, arsenic, naphthenic acid and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. There are now 54 square miles of tailings ponds in the Athabasca valley. …
That’s the total volume of liquid tailings that has been created by the tar sands industry in Alberta ... Chemicals that impair children’s development, such as mercury and lead. The volume of tailings continues to grow. Here’s another big …
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. …
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 …
VANCOUVER, Canada — The tar sands oil development project ... environmental regulations, the Joint Oil Sands Monitoring program, a provincial-federal initiative, recently discovered an increase in mercury levels in the eggs of …
She explained that the tar sands act as a filter through which all water passes, so that when they are released, they are going to release things like mercury, arsenic and traces of uranium into the ground system and air. “The idea that this …