Saturday, 13 June 2015

Alberta’s Oil Sands Take a Hit as Scientists, Academics Call for Halt to Development

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Rainbow Lava - Canadian tar sands. 
Tailings contain a host of toxins including bitumen, naphthenic acids, cyanide, phenols and metals such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead and zinc. Photo Credit - Beautiful Destruction.
Alberta’s oil sands producers have suffered another hit to their reputation, as a group of prominent scientists and academics called for a moratorium on further development due to environmental concerns. Story here.

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