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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 10:51:30 AM »

Richter in Alberta befindet Ölsand-Konzern Syncrude Canada Ltd des eintausendsechshundertfachen Mordes für: SCHULDIG Von petrapez | 5.Juli 2010
Ölsand-Industrie zeigt sich höchst besorgt über wegweisendes Gerichtsurteil in Kanada – Syncrude: “Was können wir für eine unbesonnene Tat Gottes?”
Das Provinzgericht in Edmonton des Bundesstaates Alberta in Kanda fällte in der vergangenen Woche ein Urteil zu Ungunsten des Ölsandkonzerns Syncrude Canada Ltd. in einem Fall, der sich vor zwei Jahren ereignet hatte.

Weiterlesen http://www.radio-utopie.de/2010/07/05/richter-in-alberta-befindet-olsand-konzern-syncrude-canada-ltd-des-eintausendsechshundertfachen-mordes-fur-schuldig/


Hundreds of ducks die in Alberta oilsands tailings pond

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Fingers are being pointed after hundreds of ducks were found dead or dying in a toxic tailings pond belonging to oilsands giant Syncrude Canada Ltd.

CTV Edmonton's Joel Gotlib told Newsnet on Wednesday that it's the worst such incident in the history of northern Alberta's oilsands.

Environmentalists are furious, governments are demanding answers and Syncrude -- located about 40 kilometres north of Fort McMurray -- is scrambling to contain the damage, he said.

The tailings ponds are formed during the oilsands extraction process, Miles Kitagawa of the Alberta Toxics Watch Society told CTV.ca on Wednesday.

"Syncrude utilizes something called the Clark hot water process, where they crush bitumen-containing oil, mix it with heated water and use that to separate the bitumen out of the ore," he said.

The leftover water is dumped in the tailings ponds, which contain a mixture of clay, sand water and hydrocarbons, he said.

Drinking a glass of water from a tailings pond would be like drinking a diluted glass of oil or gasoline, Kitagawa said.

The ponds are supposed to have measures in place that keep migrating waterfowl from landing on the ponds, such as scarecrows and noisemakers.

In a news release issued Tuesday, Syncrude's president and CEO Tom Katinas said noisemakers had been deployed at all the company's other tailings ponds.

"However, due to the extreme winter weather conditions in the region last week, the deployment of these devices on the Aurora Settling Basin was delayed," he said.

"After the rapid weekend thaw, we were in the process of deploying the audible noisemakers on Monday, April 28th when this incident occurred. Eighteen propane-fired noisemakers are now operating at this site."

This is the first time such a large flock of birds has been affected in Syncrude's 30-year history, he said, adding the company estimates that 400 to 500 birds are affected.

Efforts to rescue the surviving birds are being hampered by ice around the pond's edges. There are also reports the ducks are diving to avoid humans who try to come near.

In statement released on Tuesday, Alberta Environment said: "Under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA), Alberta requires that Syncrude have a waterfowl protection plan in place that includes a comprehensive bird deterrent program for all tailings ponds.

"If Syncrude did not comply, the Alberta government will take action, with penalties up to $1 million."

Environment Canada has said it will work in conjunction with the provincial department.

Migratory birds are a federal responsibility, and Alberta Environment noted that hundreds of thousands of waterfowl pass through northeastern Alberta each spring and fall.

Alberta's Premier Ed Stelmach said he was concerned the company didn't report Monday's incident, noting the government found out about the incident from a tipster.

"If something has happened of this sort, then we feel that the company is obligated to report to the minister of the environment," he said. "It's a condition of the licence."

Oilsands under attack

Greenpeace Canada said Tuesday in a news release that this incident, is "yet another example of the deadly implications of Alberta's rampant tarsands development.

"The fact that this devastating incident wasn't reported by Syncrude begs the question of how many other incidents have been quietly covered up to safeguard their image," said spokesman Mike Hudema.

Environmentalists have been pushing for a moratorium on oilsands development for a number of reasons, such as:

The social impacts of rapid development
Harm to the northern boreal forest
The contribution of emissions caused by oilsands production to global warming and climate change
The waterfowl crisis comes as Ron Stevens, Alberta's deputy premier, is lobbying U.S. lawmakers to exclude the oilsands from a "dirty" oil law.

Stelmach decisively won re-election earlier this year and campaigned on a policy of letting the market decide the pace of oilsands development.

He has also committed his province to greenhouse gas reductions targets that many have criticized as inadequate and weak.

A week ago, protesters dropped from the ceiling at the annual premier's dinner.

"Stelmach, the best premier oil money can buy," read a large banner with a prominent Greenpeace logo. "Stop the tarsands!"

Stelmach told his audience that he would be travelling to Europe and southern California this year to sell the message that oilsands development is proceeding in a responsible way.

We cannot sit back and let others damage our reputation and give the world a false picture of Alberta," Stelmach said.

The Alberta Liberal party said the incident's timing is ironic, coming as Stelmach gets ready to launch a $25-million public relations campaign to improve the oilsands' image.


Quellen:
http://inform.com/science-and-technology/syncrude-guilty-1600-duck-deaths-toxic-pond-974884a
http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/Freedom+from+bloody/3233739/story.html
http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/international/obama_kuendigt_zwei_milliarden_dollar_fuer_solarkraftwerke_an_1.6382121.html
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2011, 10:57:36 AM »

Wahnsinn, ... wie krank ist das denn ...

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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2014, 11:08:39 PM »

Alberta Teersand-Projekte: KANADAS HIROSHIMA (plus Video)
http://einarschlereth.blogspot.se/2014/01/alberta-teersand-projekte-kanadas.html
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Die kanadische Rock-Legende Neil Young hat den Weg einer Mission beschritten. Er hat Sonntag abend im nationalen Fernsehen den Fehdehandschuh hingeworfen und die kanadische Regierung „vollständig außer Kontrolle“ genannt. Dann hat er seine Tour „Verträge einhalten“ in Toronto begonnen. Sein Ziel ist es, den First Nations [den Ureinwohnern des Landes] bei ihrem Kampf gegen die sich immer weiter ausweitenden Teersand-Projekte in Alberta beizustehen.  
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2014, 02:58:55 AM »

Neil Young blasts tar sands & Harper government


Canadian rock icon Neil Young launched a blistering attack on the Harper government and Alberta's tar sands prior to his show at Massey Hall (the proceeds of the tour are for the Athabasca Chipeyan First Nation Legal Fund) -- January 12th, 2014

Canada's Tar Sands: The most destructive project on Earth? - Truthloader


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