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  • Integrated plan for oil sands environmental monitoring released

    Canada's Environment Ministry has released an integrated environmental monitoring plan for the Alberta oil sands and has initiated discussions with the Province of Alberta on its implementation. Development of the monitoring plan was carried out in collaboration with provincial, territorial and academic scientists and includes provisions for monitoring air quality, biodiversity, and the next ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New monitoring system for the oil sands planned

    Increased air, water, land and biodiversity monitoring in the oil sands will begin this year as the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta partner to improve environmental monitoring in the oil patch. The Joint Canada-Alberta Implementation Plan for Oil Sands Monitoring commits to a scientifically rigorous, comprehensive, integrated, and transparent environmental monitoring program for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Alberta needs oil sands monitoring agency - panel

    The independent panel tasked with providing recommendations to the Government of Alberta on how to build an improved environmental monitoring system has submitted its report. "It is essential that Albertans and the rest of the world have confidence that our environment is being protected and that development is occurring responsibly," said Environment Minister Rob Renner, who received the report ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Oil Sands Monitoring Steps Laid Out by Alberta ENGO

    The credibility of Alberta's and Canada's attempts to responsibly manage the environmental effects of oil sands development rests on responding to calls for improved monitoring of the Athabasca River. Today Water Matters, an Alberta-based water-policy think-tank, has released "Replacing the Oil Sands' Regional Aquatic Monitoring Program (RAMP) with Effective Environmental Monitoring Solutions", ...


    By Marketwire

  • Increased water monitoring of oil sands needed says committee

    Alberta's water monitoring data review committee recommends comprehensive monitoring, more rigorous scientific analysis and new monitoring objectives in order to gain a better understanding of environmental impacts in the oil sands region. A committee of six independent scientists from across North America was asked by the Premier in September 2010 to examine the data and methodologies used by ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New report calls for sweeping changes in Alberta oil sands monitoring

    The Alberta oil sands may be a threat to water, wildlife and the atmosphere, according to an independent panel report released today by federal environment minister John Baird. But the full dimensions of these threat are unclear, notes the panel, because of inadequacies and gaps in the monitoring and reporting of these environmental impacts. Commissioned by former federal environment minister Jim ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fine screens to replace sand filters

    The Huber RoDisc® Micro Screen has been designed for fine screening and polishing of many effluents, and can be used for ensuring compliance with meeting discharge consent standards or allowing water to be reused within the plant. The screen comprises a series of discs fitted with woven mesh down to 10 micron apertures which are slowly rotated on a central shaft all supported from bearings ...


    By Huber SE

  • 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

  • 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

  • Alberta plans responsible growth for oil sands region

    The Alberta government has released a sweeping blueprint for the Lower Athabasca region designed to balance economic development and the environment in this sensitive oil sands area. Three years in the making, the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan (LARP) places strong environmental limits, conserves sensitive lands, and seeks to provide certainty to industry. The first of seven regional plans under ...


    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

  • Rugged weighbridges support production of high quality sand

    At Holliston Sand Company, sand and dust permeate into all of their equipment. They rely on METTLER TOLEDO to insure superior weighing accuracy in spite of the harsh environment. According to our customer, “the weighbridge is so accurate, local municipalities have asked to use it to certify their weighbridges.” The densely populated northeastern United States provides enormous ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Beach sand often more contaminated than water

    Recent research has revealed that beach sand contains high concentrations of E. coli and other fecal indicator bacteria, often greatly exceeding the concentration in beach water.  Further, there is evidence that beach closings due to elevated fecal indicator bacteria may be linked to these sand populations. Contaminated beach sand, and the complications that it causes for monitoring, are among ...

  • Columbia N.H. sand and gravel facility faces fine for discharging polluted water

    CSG Holdings, Inc. of Columbia, N.H. faces a possible fine of up to $532,500 from EPA for allowing polluted stormwater and process water from its Columbia facility to flow into nearby waters, in violation of the Clean Water Act. CSG Holdings is the former operator of Columbia Sand and Gravel, a mining facility on the banks of the Connecticut River. According to allegations in the complaint, CSG ...

  • Hundreds of active projects in $19 billion Canadian Oil Sands Market

    There are hundreds of active capital investment projects in the oil sands sector in Western Canada. Last year investment was more than $19 billion with even greater expenditures on the horizon. This is the latest forecast in Oil, Gas, Shale and Refining Markets and Projects published by the McIlvaine Company. The investment is not only for expansion ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Hundreds of active projects in $19 billion Canadian Oil Sands Market

    There are hundreds of active capital investment projects in the oil sands sector in Western Canada. Last year investment was more than $19 billion with even greater expenditures on the horizon. This is the latest forecast in Oil, Gas, Shale and Refining Markets and Projects published by the McIlvaine Company. (www.mcilvainecompany.com) The investment is not ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • EPA leads effort to contain jet fuel spill on Sand Island

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a federal Clean Water Act order to ensure the continued cleanup of spilled jet fuel at a tank farm facility on the Sand Island Access Road in Honolulu. The order requires Airport Service Group International (ASIG), the facility operator, and Hawaii Fueling Facilities Corp., the facility owner, to proceed with cleanup work that will prevent ...

  • 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.

  • New report card on oil sands regional development strategy

    The Cumulative Environmental Management Association (CEMA) releases a detailed independent assessment on the status of issues assigned to the association in the Regional Sustainable Development Strategy (RSDS) for the Athabaska Oil Sands region of Alberta. "CEMA has completed a considerable amount of research into cumulative effects of oil sands development in Alberta over the past 11 years", ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canadian Natural Resources Limited Announces Horizon Oil Sands Production

    CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/02/10 -- Canadian Natural Resources Limited ("Canadian Natural" or the "Company") (TSX: CNQ) (NYSE: CNQ) announces monthly production of Synthetic Crude Oil ("SCO") at Horizon Oil Sands as follows: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Month SCO Production (bbl/d) ...


    By Marketwire

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