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 …
Environment
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 higher than ‘background’ …
Stephen Harper
“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 …
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 …
Americans
Washington - The controversial Keystone XL pipeline which would carry 700,000 barrels per day of tar sands oil from Alberta ... API’s refining issues manager, the San Jose Mercury News reports. “And construction of the pipeline would …
About the XL Pipeline and the Canadian tar sands: Take an area the size of Florida ... Leave behind heavy metals, mercury and naphthenic acids; wind-borne hydrocarbons, nitrous oxides and methane from disturbed peat beds; …
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 have the potential …
Athabasca oil sands
Unless you have been schooled in the process of producing oil from tar sands and transporting it ... which in 2008 landed in tailing ponds of “this toxic soup of arsenic, mercury and carcinogenic hydrocarbons.” Cannon fire now scares them …
[social_buttons] The move comes just as scientists from the University of Alberta released a report on the mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium, and nine other toxins from tar sands operations found in the Athabasca River system. In the …
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