Dr. McLachlan and his colleagues found elevated levels of the environmental contaminants arsenic, cadmium, mercury and selenium ... many of those participants reporting cancer worked in the tar sands industry. A …
The pipeline would transport oil from the Alberta tar sands in Canada to American refineries at the ... were exceeded for seven [priority pollutants]—cadmium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, silver, and zinc—in melted …
Climate change
Then there’s the issues of mercury poisoning. Common Dreams reports: Levels of mercury in a vast area surrounding the controversial Alberta tar sands oil fields are on the rise and have reached levels up to 16 times …
Stephen Harper
The poisons that infest these tar sands mining operations are some of the nastiest in the petrochemical world, including highly dangerous compounds like mercury ... out of a Stephen King novel: Canada’s tar sands, …
The tar sands in Alberta and their negative impact ... of carcinogens in areas around and downstream from the tar sands. The pollutants found in the snow and waterways included mercury, lead, and thallium – all of which …
Athabasca oil sands
The central tour travels by train and will be in Denver on Wednesday, …
Canadian-born musician Neil Young recently spoke out against tar sands, calling them “greedy and destructive”. In January, a study revealed that Alberta’s oil sands were surrounded by an area of 7,500 sq miles, which …
Oil-mining operations in Canada's main tar sands region are releasing a range of heavy and toxic metals — including mercury, arsenic and lead — into a nearby river and its watershed, according to a new study. …
Nature
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
Oil sands
Even a well-known report by Environmental Defence, a health organisation, reported in 2008 that the Tar Sands generate enormous amounts of toxic chemicals that affect the land, animals, and humans alike: Of primary …
Tragedy