Monday, December 7, 2009

New tar sands study - pollution impact underestimated

Oilsands pollution exceeds official estimates: study

An independent study suggests pollution from Alberta's oilsands is nearly five times greater and twice as widespread as industry figures say.

The study says toxic emissions from the controversial industry are equal to a major oil spill occurring every year. Government and industry officials say contamination in area soils and rivers is natural, but the report links it firmly to oilsands mining...

Schindler said nothing has changed in the province's monitoring program since it was criticized in a 2004 review.
The tar sand projects are destroying the water, land and air in order to burn fossil dirty oil which spew greenhouse gases into the atmopshere. Pretty comprehensive.

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