Study contradicts Alberta government and industry claims that pollutants are from natural sources and not from the expanding production of oil from tar ... mercury, nickel, silver and zinc far in excess of national guidelines downstream …
Pollution picks up downstream of tar-sands processing Findings from that study, published Aug. 30 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, catalog water concentrations of 13 elements that can poison wildlife or people: …
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 snow and/or water …
... a byproduct from tar sands refining The refining of tar sands creates a by-product called petroleum coke which contains relatively high concentrations of metals including mercury, lead, arsenic, chromium, selenium, and nickel which people …
lead and mercury into two rivers. Both scientists and aboriginals fear that a breached tailing pond could poison water for 40,000 people and travel all the way to the Arctic Ocean. Bad Engineering and Government Neglect The accumulation …
Tar sands (a.k.a. oil sands) are an unconventional deposits of ... of aquatic life were exceeded for seven [priority pollutants]—cadmium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, silver, and zinc—in melted snow and/or water collected near or …
The Athabaska tar sands development currently centers around Fort McMurray ... The waste liquid from this steam/solvent process contains mercury and a variety of other toxic compounds, and cannot be released into the …
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, …
Twenty-five people arrested last summer for taking direct action to stop a tar sands strip ... like mercury and arsenic. And where do we expect to get the water it demands, when the Colorado is already drying up? U.S. Oil Sands claims this …
Police in Russia have rounded up dozens of people in the city of Volgograd following the twin bombings of a railway station and trolleybus. The toll from the attacks has risen to 34. No one has claimed responsibility, and it is unclear whether …