“Coal can have higher mercury content, so they’re both bad in terms of toxic heavy metals content.” A 2013 study by the group Price of Oil calls petcoke “coal hiding in the tar sands,” and said that the increasing …
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Tar sands development in northern ... The northern Alberta oil sands are the largest source of oil outside the Middle East but are believed by many to be sending toxins such as mercury, arsenic and lead into …
Events are being held across the country to memorialize the event urging citizens to stand up against the use and transport of dirty tar sands oil. On July 25 ... release larger amount of pollutants, like mercury. BP Whiting, a …
had a 57 percent decline in mercury levels from 2008 to 2012. The oil sands contain an estimated 1.84 trillion barrels of crude bitumen, a thick, tar-like petroleum that can be turned into crude oil, according to the Alberta …
The tar sands are killing humans and Mother Earth in the most violent ... although muskrat samples were …
The tar sands industry represents the solution to this impasse ... The resulting wastewater is full of mercury and heavy metals and cannot be released back into the environment, but must be placed in tailings ponds — but …
Tar sands oil contains more sulfur, nitrogen, lead, nickel, mercury and arsenic than conventional crude oil, and refining it will spew chemicals into the local air and water. Third is the proposed Keystone XL pipeline itself, …
In the area around Fort McMurray, a five-hour drive north of Edmonton, oil companies are ripping up tens of thousands of hectares of boreal forest to get at the region’s tar ... oil sands for their energy solutions, is that …
Clarke says today the moose are gone, scared away by nearby tar sands activities. She says the berries are not safe to eat. Mercury contamination has made Willow lake’s fish inedible. See a video clip of Violet Clarke. …
Why include tax benefits, a few short-term construction jobs, and NOT include the real risk of a tar sands diluted Bitumen (aka Dilbit ... into the bay and ocean from 1932 to 1968. Mercury gradually accumulated in the …