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Environment Canada scientists have indicated that the Alberta, Canada tar sands have been exposed to a high contamination of mercury. The scientists found a 7,300-square-mile ring of mercury around the tar sands where energy companies mine the …
Ring of Fire · 1/8/2014
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- An advocacy group said it was concerned about the mercury levels associated with the extraction of so-called oil sands in Alberta, Canada. The Canadian Department of Natural Resources said oil production from North …
United Press International · 10/16/2013
as well as high levels of mercury in tested fish." A new paper by Dr. Kevin Timoney and Dr. Peter Lee, Does the Alberta Tar Sands Industry Pollute? The Scientific Evidence?, recently published in the Open Conservation Biology Journal, identifies 11 sources ...
intercontinentalcry.org · 10/24/2009
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The pollutants found in the snow and waterways included mercury, lead, and thallium – all ... their citizens trumps the need for jobs. Although the tar sands are not located explicitly on First Nations territory, the mining expansion has caused major ...
McGill Daily · 11/26/2012
As the tar sand extraction industry expands ... Heavy metals that are naturally present in tar sands, including arsenic and mercury, become concentrated in the tailings once the bitumen has been extracted. According to the People & Planet report on ...
onegreenplanet.org · 7/27/2012
The tailings liability The tar sands industry's tailings problem is a growing liability and it is getting worse. The mining operations generate massive volumes naphthenic acids, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, phenolic compounds, ammonia, and mercury and ...
The Energy Collective · 8/28/2014
Last year, Canadian environmental researcher Jane Kirk discovered a 7,300-square-mile area of land and water surrounding the tar sands in Alberta that has been contaminated by mercury, possibly from oil mining. Earlier this month, Albany County in New …
Napa Valley Register · 3/25/2014
Brewing disputes with First Nations, claims of mercury pollution and increasing challenges for delivering oil to distant markets are only some of the challenges Canada’s oil sands will face this year, a report released Thursday shows. According to the ...
Mining · 1/2/2014
Why did a parliamentary committee suddenly destroy drafts of a final report on tar sands pollution? Here's what they knew ... by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, include mercury, arsenic, beryllium, copper, cadmium, thallium, lead, nickel ...
The Tyee · 8/30/2010
The pipeline, which would transport the tar sands material to refineries near Houston ... including heavy metals such as mercury and thallium, as well as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). “We saw the same thing for every toxin we looked at ...
National Geographic · 9/21/2011