Six years ago, the spectacle of the state falling all over itself to grant a spectacularly lax set of permits to BP PLC for its $4 billion switch to Canadian tar sands at its Whiting ... chief concern had to do with mercury, which is a potent neurotoxin ...
A report, ‘Does the Alberta Tar Sands Industry Pollute?’ in the Open Conservation Biology Journal found increased mercury in walleye fish, higher than Canadian health recommendations, and levels of hydrocarbons that are known to cause cancer.
Daily Mail · 6y
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 pollution, the waste pits ...
The tar sands are scooped up by giant trucks, blasted with water, and upgraded to crude oil in chemical plants. There are concerns that this pollutes the local environment with metals such as arsenic and mercury, naphthenic acids and PACs. Some of these ...
Nature · 8y
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 pits that leak an ...
The Hill · 3y
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 about mercury ...
mercury, arsenic, lead, you name it,” David Schindler, professor of ecology at the University of Alberta, told the Canadian parliament last year. Research funded by the oil industry has suggested that the pollution around tar sands sites occurs naturally ...
On the agenda are the lead poisoning prevention efforts that are under way in Northeast Oklahoma, mercury exposure through fish consumption ... The afternoon panel will cover the tar sands pipeline, how Tar Creek got its name, the tar connection with ...
The tar sands project would create a pit lake in its final stages that once full in 2065, would cap 486 billion litres of tailings waste, made up of toxins like mercury, lead and arsenic. Meanwhile expanding the tar sands mine would add 1.18 million …
There's no disputing the Alberta tar sands is Canada's reigning oil patch, bringing in billions in crude revenues every year. It's also garnered itself an almost apocalyptic reputation among environmentalists for its vast mercury emissions. But new ...