More than 100 people came to St. Andrew’s Church on Coburg Rd. Tuesday night to hear two young Aboriginal activists describe the Alberta Tar Sands’ effects on their ... have found high levels of arsenic, mercury and …
Athabasca - On the occasion of Earth Day, here's a look at the large-scale environmental damage caused by the oil industry in the tar sands of Alberta ... carcinogenic chemicals ( cyanide, arsenic, mercury etc.) are also …
Alberta
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 …
Editor's Note: In recent months, many climate activists have focused their efforts on Canada's tar sands and the companies set on extracting ... The days can be long, tedious, and cold – the mercury dips below -20 F in …
Canada
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 tar sands, in 2009 …
The most in-depth study of health concerns among communities downstream from the Alberta tar sands is out ... Again, I would argue, the link to the oil sands is incontrovertible,” he told VICE. For members of the ACFN and …
Health
VANCOUVER, Canada — The tar sands oil development project in Canada’s northern ... recently discovered an increase in mercury levels in the eggs of predatory birds living downstream from the oil sands, with some …
Canada
O’Connor suspected pollution from Alberta’s tar sands, 100 miles upstream from Fort Chipewyan ... Air pollution from the mines and processing plants have been found to spread mercury and carcinogenic polyaromatic …
Athabasca oil sands
mercury, naphatic acid, and polyaromatic hydrocarbons into the river system, poisoning the land and downstream communities every single day. Given the provincial and federal complacency in enabling tar
Greenpeace
Up to four tons of landscape are dug up and between two to 4 barrels of water are also needed to produce one barrel of crude from the tar sands. Additionally, there is increasing evidence of pollutants including mercury, …
Greenpeace