Canada investigating mysterious death of 30 herons at Syncrude oil sands – Mining.com

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Canada investigating mysterious death of 30 herons at Syncrude oil sands – Mining.com

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 2015299 Views

August 8, 2015

The Canadian province of Alberta’s Energy Regulator said Saturday it’s investigating reports of about 30 blue herons found dead at Syncrude Canada Mildred Lake oil sands mine site, north of Fort McMurray.

The agency said a Syncrude worker found one of the birds Wednesday, still alive, but the heron had to be euthanized. After the company searched the area, they found the rest of the birds dead in an abandoned run-off pond.

The regulator said that wildlife deterrent programs, including those at the Mildred Lake, are inspected regularly to make sure they’re working following previous bird deaths at oil sands facilities.

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