Oil companies that want to pipe tar sands through Canada haven’t yet been able to win ... Waste from the process, containing toxic petroleum chemicals and heavy metals like mercury, arsenic, cadmium and lead, is dumped into open …
The tar sands project would create a pit lake in its final stages that once full in 2065, would cap 486 billion litres of …
Faced with public outrage and congressional pressure, the oil company BP vowed six years ago to develop cutting-edge technology that could sharply reduce toxic mercury discharged ... Canadian crude oil from the tar sands region of …
Canon Hall does not want the global giant mining in Canada's oil sands ... containing mercury, arsenic, naphthenic acid and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. There are now 54 square miles of tailings ponds in the Athabasca valley. …
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 sands operations, the …
As the battle over the Keystone ... development, mercury up eightfold downstream of tailings ponds, etc. At first, the government said those chemicals must be naturally occurring, since the Athabasca River flows right through the tar
That's much hotter - and, counterintuitively typically safer - than today's reactors which might not raise the mercury sufficiently for industry ... the other environmental concerns associated with tar sands production, like land and water …
The tar sands of northern Alberta are the third-largest oil reserve ... Schindler was the co-author of a 2010 study that found that oil sands plants were sending toxins including mercury, arsenic and lead into the watershed. Schindler criticized …
We have mercury standards for power plants because mercury causes ... The president's speech included an important pledge to evaluate the proposed Keystone XL tar-sands pipeline based on its climate impacts. The EPA released a …
The Canadian economy has long been propelled by resource extraction industries such as mining and logging (with the US being a major trading partner), while plans to build pipelines from the Alberta tar sands to the USA and overseas form …