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BOOK CLIFFS, Utah (AP) — On a remote Utah ridge, a Canadian company is about to embark on something never before done commercially in the United States — digging sticky, black, tar-soaked sand from the ground and extracting the petroleum. The …
San Jose Mercury News · 8/21/2015
The oil sands of Canada’s Alberta province hold one of the largest known oil reservoirs in the world, with bitumen deposits estimated at more than 1 trillion barrels. But extracting and refining the bitumen emits toxic metals such as mercury and other ...
C&EN · 6/13/2014
A ring of mercury has formed around tar sand operations in Canada, renewing concerns from environmentalists that the controversial oil production technique will lead to contaminated water and land for those living in close proximity to the site. The 7,300 ...
News Max · 12/31/2013
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Just one week after Al Jazeera discovered that regulatory responsibility for Alberta, Canada’s controversial tar sands would be handed over to a fossil-fuel funded corporation, federal scientists have found that the area’s viscous petroleum deposits ...
Think Progress · 12/30/2013
Care for some mercury pollution with your tar-sands carnage? Shutterstock Drilling for tar-sands oil in Alberta has long been recognized as a driver of climate change, helping to nudge the mercury up in thermometers around the world. Now, it appears that ...
Grist · 1/3/2014
FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - An explosion at a Syncrude oilsands processing site near Fort McMurray has interrupted operations at the facility. Ryan Bartlett with the Alberta Energy Regulator says the blast happened early Saturday morning at Syncrude's …
Estevan Mercury · 8/29/2015
Bird eggs downstream of Alberta’s oil sands have been found to contain rising traces of mercury, with some samples now above the threshold that could be considered dangerous, an Environment Canada study has found. The study didn’t, however, link …
Globe and Mail · 10/14/2013
Tar sand” is sand with a mix of tar ... under high pressure … And which contains poisons and toxins like sulphur, arsenic, nickel, lead and mercury … All so megalomaniacal carbon billionaires can make even more money. That’s what flows through ...
America blog · 6/6/2013
For the planet to avoid catastrophic climate disruption, we must cap total fossil fuel use. The world has more than enough cheap, easily accessible oil to meet that limit. Canada's tarsands oil is very expensive, dirty and inefficient. It cannot compete ...
Guelph Mercury · 8/28/2015
Grist reports that, according to these researchers, evidence at hand indicates that oil-sands operations carried out in said part of Canada have caused a so-called bulls-eye of mercury contamination to form over said region. The scientists say that ...
Softpedia News · 1/6/2014