Environmental watchdog report says Alberta oilsands tailings ponds are tainting groundwater – CBC

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Environmental watchdog report says Alberta oilsands tailings ponds are tainting groundwater – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 202041 Views

Alberta’s chief scientist says he is reviewing the report

Sep 03, 2020

An environmental watchdog says it has found “scientifically valid evidence” that Alberta’s oilsands tailings ponds are contaminating groundwater sources.

The report was released Thursday by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, an independent international organization tasked with implementing an environmental side accord to the North American free-trade pact.

“Based on the scientific tools used today, the current literature shows that there is strong scientifically valid evidence of oilsands processed water seepage into near-field groundwater around tailings ponds when compared with the first peer-reviewed evidence published in 2009,” says the report.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/oilsands-tailings-groundwater-contamination-1.5711471

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