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Title: Repercussions and remediation of tar sand tailings
Author: Reich, Megan
Issue Date: 2012
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2012-06-06
Series/Report no. University of British Columbia, ENVR 200 Undergraduate Essay, spring 2012
Abstract: The production of oil from the Athabasca oil sands is one of Alberta’s most profitable industries. However, with the extraction of bitumen from the oil sands comes the problem of what to do with the wastes. Tailings ponds are the oil industries biggest concern in regards to obtaining reclamation certificates. Their toxic properties and potential health risks to both humans and the environment make reclamation tricky. However, new techniques have recently been developed that may help speed up the reclamation process.
Affiliation: Earth and Ocean Sciences, Dept. of (EOS), Dept of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42453
Peer Review Status: Unreviewed
Scholarly Level: Undergraduate

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