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Monday, 26 March 2012 07:01

Sands oil and environmental impacts in Athabasca basin

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Environmental devastation of the land, water, and air - the largest industrial energy project in the world is extracting crude oil from bitumen found beneath the pristine boreal forest of Alberta, Canada.

Click on "read more" for accessing other documents Effecting a land mass equivalent in size to Florida or England, Both industry and government are putting money before the health and security of its people and the environment. Tar sands take 3 barrels of water to process every barrel of oil extracted. Ninety percent of this water becomes so toxic that it must be stored in tailing ponds. Unfortunately these ponds regularly leach pollution into the third largest watershed in the world.

People & Power - Alberta's Oil Sands

Oil Sand Separation Demonstration

Tar Sands and Oil Shale

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