oil sands tailings pond News

  • New plans announced to govern oil sands tailings ponds and water use

    The Government of Alberta has introduced new steps to reduce tailings ponds and to regulate the use of water from the Athabasca River for oil sands development activities. Emissions reducing investments generate employment and economic growth ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • How can oil-sands companies reclaim decade’s worth of tailings ponds?

    Alberta oil-sand companies are forced to clean up their act, and their tailings ponds with the announcement from The Energy Resources Conservation Board now placing stringent regulations on all tailings ponds in Alberta. These new regulations will have monumental effects on how oil-sands companies deal with their waste. With the recent announcement many oil-sands companies must now seek a ...


  • BioLargo Selected as Founding Member of Canadian Government Backed Research Chair to Develop Sustainable Solutions for Oil Sands Industry Contaminated Water and Tailings Ponds Problems

    BioLargo, Inc. (OTCBB: BLGO), creator of patented iodine technologies, today announced that it has been selected as a founding member of a Canadian ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Suncor Energy to commemorate surface reclamation of first tailings pond

    CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/21/10 -- Suncor Energy will mark an industry milestone, becoming the first oil sands company to complete surface reclamation of a tailings pond, during a ceremony to be held at its oil sands facilities north of Fort McMurray on September 23, 2010, beginning at 1:00 p.m. MDT (3:00 p.m. EDT). The 220-hectare site was the company's ...


    By Marketwire

  • Suncor Energy completes surface reclamation of first tailings pond

    Suncor Energy today marked an industry milestone, becoming the first oil sands company to complete surface reclamation of a tailings pond, a key step in returning the site back to nature. The 220-hectare site is located at Suncor's oil sands mining operations, north of Fort McMurray. Known as Pond 1, it was the company's first storage pond for oil sands tailings when commercial production began ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Alberta oil sands’ impact on wildlife

    Opportunities exist for U.S. companies that can effectively prevent animal deaths on Alberta oil sands sites by providing products and in wildlife management, deterrence, monitoring, and consulting. While oil producer Syncrude stands trial in connection of the deaths of 1,606 migratory waterfowl in 2008, recent government documents reveal that dozens of other animals have died on oil sands sites ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Suncor energy receives approval for tailings management plan

    Suncor Energy today reported it has received approval for its tailings management plan from the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB). The plan proposed the expansion of a new approach to tailings management called TROTM. "This is great news and a significant milestone in addressing one of the greatest reclamation challenges in oil sands mining," said Kirk Bailey, executive vice president, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Radar protects birds at oil sands facility

    The same advanced radar technology that helps keep birds and planes apart at airports is now protecting birds from contact with tailings ponds at Alberta Oil Sands production facilities. The Accipiter® Bird Protection Radar System recently installed at Syncrude Canada Ltd. facilities north of Fort McMurray, Alberta, is the largest and most sophisticated radar-based bird protection system ever ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Suncor receives approval for tailings management plan

    Suncor Energy today reported it has received approval for its tailings management plan from the Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB). The plan proposed the expansion of a new approach to tailings management called TROTM. "This is great news and a significant milestone in addressing one of the greatest reclamation challenges in oil sands mining," said Kirk Bailey, executive vice president, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Suncor lets major contract for tailings management

    Mullen Group Ltd. has announced that its wholly owned operating subsidiary Canadian Dewatering L.P. has been awarded a major contract by Suncor Energy as part of the company's new approach to tailings management at its oil sands mining operations. 'This is an important new piece of business for our organization, one that expands the service offerings Canadian Dewatering provides to one of our ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canada’s oil sands future - a Globe-Net editorial

    The current issue of the journal Policy Options contains a refreshing and balanced series of insights on Canada's energy policy, and in particular on the need to develop our oil sands resource in a more environmentally sustainable manner.  What is refreshing about these articles is the facts based articulation of Canada's role as an energy powerhouse and the realities of our associated ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Greenpeacers arrested protesting oil sands in Northern Alberta

    Eleven Greenpeace activists entered Syncrude's Aurora North Tar Sands facility north of Fort McMurray last week, erecting a banner that transformed the opening of a tailings pond pipe into the 'mouth' of a giant skull, spewing toxic sludge. Shortly after 8:00 am, two Greenpeaceers blocked the pipe by shutting down the valve before chaining and locking themselves to the control box. Two other ...

  • New Canadian regulations have oil-sands companies cleaning up

    Alberta oil-sands companies are forced to clean up their tailings ponds with the recent announcement from The Energy Resources Conservation Board now placing stringent regulations on all tailings ponds in Alberta. The new regulations have placed time lines on the reclaiming process which have these companies seeking immediate solutions. Some of the tailings ponds go back as far as four decades ...


    By One Eye Industries Inc.

  • Report warns oil sands investors of toxic wastewater`s financial risk

    A new report from RiskMetrics Group, a financial research firm, warns investors that some leading oil sands companies may be particularly exposed to financial risk from toxic waste water liabilities. The report attempts to quantify the true cost of cleaning up billions of barrels of contaminated water resulting from the mining and refining operations of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BioLargo Technologies offer solution to clean-up the oil sands industry

    The Oil Sands industry in Canada is booming. Recent deals with companies looking to capture more of the market share from some of the largest oil deposits in the world include Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK/B) agreeing to buy SilverBirch Energy Corp. for $435 million for the remaining portion of the Frontier oil sands project that it doesn’t already own; Cretaceous Oilsands Holdings Ltd. (a ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Canada`s oil-sands – a new look and a fresh perspective

    In what may stand as a new datum point on reporting the environmental impacts of Canada's oil sands industry, a panel of top scientists has reported that claims about the health and environmental effects of oil-sands development in northern Alberta may be exaggerated. The group has also identified weakness in monitoring of developments in the oil patch and noted there is inadequate evidence to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Environmental Technology and Canada’s Oil Sands – New Call for Action

    Released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, a new expert panel report, Technological Prospects for Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Canadian Oil Sands, examines the potential for technology to mitigate the environmental footprint of oil sands development. Addressing the environmental impacts of the oil ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • U.S. uncertain about oil sands: how should Canada respond?

    A vigorous debate is occurring in the U.S. over the use of oil from oil sands and particularly about a proposed pipeline, the Keystone, that would transport that oil from Alberta to the U.S. Gulf coast. As the debate unfolds, an appropriate question to be asking is: How should Canada respond? A few days ago, one of the most powerful members of the U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Financial risks of oil sands greater than BP`s gulf oil spill

    While public attention is focused on widespread environmental and financial damage from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a new Ceres report released today shows that the environmental and financial risks of producing oil in Canada"s vast oil sands region may be even greater. Alberta"s oil sands are already the world"s largest energy project-with $200 billion in funds committed from the world"s ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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