Oilsands study confirms tailings found in groundwater, river


mentalfloss
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Oilsands study confirms tailings found in groundwater, river

New federal research has confirmed that water from vast oilsands tailings ponds is leaching into groundwater and seeping into the Athabasca River.

Previous studies using models have estimated the leakage at 6.5 million litres a day from a single pond.

But the Environment Canada study used new technology to actually fingerprint the mix of groundwater chemicals in the area.

It found the mix of chemicals from tailings is different from that in naturally occurring bitumen deposits.

That tailings mix, which contains toxic chemicals, is found in groundwater around mining operations, but not in areas away from development.

It's also found in groundwater just underneath the Athabasca River.

The study, conducted under a new federal-provincial oilsands monitoring program, was accepted for publication in late January by the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

Oilsands study confirms tailings found in groundwater, river
 
mentalfloss
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Usual suspects have nothing to say then?
 
Goober
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Link is not loading.
Mobile version from CBC???

This should work.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont...iver-1.2545089
 
Zipperfish
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Shut her down boys. Back to Newfoundland, the lot of you.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by Zipperfish View Post

Shut her down boys. Back to Newfoundland, the lot of you.

OK- Both of us are here, so who is one "of the usual suspects"?????
Never thought you could be one???????
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Usual suspects have nothing to say then?

Hang 'em high!
 

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