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The nasty side of mining bitumen on an industrial scale

Screen Shot 2012-05-23 at 17.10.56I doubt that Royal Dutch Shell will be happy with this information about the nasty side of mining bitumen on an industrial scale with minimal environmental pollution control.

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John, 

Here are a collection of articles your readers might be interested in.

I doubt that Royal Dutch Shell will be happy with this information about the nasty side of mining bitumen on an industrial scale with minimal environmental pollution control.

The Tyee – A Smoking Gun on Athabasca River: Deformed Fish: Sep 17, 2010 – All had been pulled from fishing nets on Lake Athabasca and the delta … mining waste sediment suffered from deformities, bleeding and skin …

Scientist links crude oil to fish deformities, asks Canada to investigate: Apr 3, 2013 – A deformed white fish caught in Lake Athabasca near Fort … says there appear to be similarities between fish deformities found downstream ….. Environment Canada recommends tougher pollution rules at Canadian mines.

Fish downstream from tar sands industrial project suffering deformities: Jun 17, 2012 – When they caught the sickly fish, each taken from a different part of the lake, the … sands oil mines that lie about 300 kilometers upstream along the Athabasca River. … “And it’s the environment down here in Lake Athabasca.

Canadian scientist links fish deformities to oilsands and American …: Apr 4, 2013 – A deformed fish caught in Lake Athabasca is displayed during a news … fish deformities found downstream from Alberta’s oilsands and those …. Environment Canada recommends tougher pollution rules at Canadian mines.

Bitumen Mining Pollutes Northern Waterways - Lake Ontario …: Jan 8, 2013 – PAHs (and heavy metals) are well known components of Athabasca bitumen … Fish deformities are now common downstream of the project.

Freaky Canadian Fish Resemble Gulf Oil Mutants : Discovery News: Apr 5, 2013 – A Canadian ecologist warns that lesions on fish living downstream of Alberta’s oil … crude oil may be responsible for the deformities, reported the Canadian Press. … The lakes of Alberta, Canada contain a toxic legacy after a half century of … IMAGE: Syncrude’s base mine in the Athabasca oil sands region.

BBC News – Oil sands’ toxins ‘accumulate in freshwater ecosystems’: Jan 8, 2013 – Toxic pollutants released by oil sands mining operations are … concerned residents on the shores of Lake Athabasca (downstream from one of the … said a growing number of landed fish where showing signs ofdeformitie

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