and mercury. You probably think that stopping Keystone XL from being built will stop the tar-sands pipeline problem in the U.S. What you don’t know is that there are many “Keystone”–like pipelines, all carrying diluted tar under high heat and …
Cleanup is so difficult because of the heavy metals (lead, sulphur, mercury) in tar sands. It sinks to the bottom of rivers and poisons the waterway and the aquifers. When tar sands oil is refined into useable oil a waste product called "petcoke" …
The heavy metals, rated as priority pollutants by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, include mercury, arsenic ... documenting serious pollution injurious to fish in the tar sands in the House of Commons, Environment Minister Jim …
The debate over the tar sands crossed over into the US when energy company TransCanada proposed building the Keystone XL pipeline to transport crude oil for refining and distribution across the border. While the mercury levels found …
Extracting crude from the tar sands requires first clear-cutting the forest above ... Some studies say they routinely leak …
“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, said, the Globe and …
For instance, the mining industry, also ( like the tar -sands) ) uses vast amounts of water in the extractive process. In addition, while mining carcinogenic chemicals ( cyanide, arsenic, mercury etc.) are also used to separate the ore from …
Tar sands oil contains more sulfur, nitrogen, lead, nickel, mercury and arsenic than conventional crude oil, and refining it will spew chemicals into the local air and water. Third is the proposed Keystone XL pipeline itself, slated to cross six …
the community I come from is being heavily affected by the pollutions and the toxins coming downstream from the tar sands. So biodiversity is being lost, our fish are being polluted, and animals are being sick. They just released a report …
There's a reason that Canada's Alberta tar sands project has become the world's most controversial energy project—its sheer size and capacity to pollute is already legendary among environmentalists. The deforestation, the carbon …