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July 25, 2019  

UBC research on capturing carbon from mining secures federal funding

NRC has awarded $2 million for testing of techniques at the Gahcho Kue diamond mine in the Northwest Territories.

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February 26, 2019  

Fort Hills oil sands tailings plan OK but AER orders demonstration

Suncor Energy proposes to chemically treat its tailings, concentrate them all in a single deposit by 2073.

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June 13, 2018  

Syncrude oil sands tailings plan approved by regulator despite deficiencies

Water-capping technology has been tested on site since 2012 and will be ready for a 10-year assessment in 2023.

News Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
May 23, 2018  

Oil sands tailings pond approval terms shortened for former Shell facilities

Plans beyond the next few years do not meet the AER’s requirements and government policy.

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May 11, 2018  

NAFTA body calls for investigation into oil sands tailings enforcement

Environmental watchdog questions how the federal government enforces the Fisheries Act in relation to the giant ponds.

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November 13, 2017  

Ottawa responds to NAFTA challenge that it’s not tough on tailings pond leaks

Working to develop scientific tools for future investigations; significant advancements have been made since 2014.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
October 23, 2017  

Dandelions found in oil sands tailings could help clean them up: researchers

A fungus ate the residual chemicals in the leftover sand from oil sands processing.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
May 26, 2017  

AER to reconsider Suncor tailings plan it rejected

Not aware at the time of technology Suncor plans to use and it should be considered.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General Sustainability
August 29, 2016  

No tailings ponds, but in-situ oil sands still release toxic contaminants: study

OTTAWA — The first study of pollution from unconventional

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability Technology
March 25, 2015  

Oil sands environmental record improving, conference hears

Energy industry seeks to satisfy expectations from regulators at the World Heavy Oil Congress in Edmonton.

News Energy Oil & Gas General Sustainability
August 8, 2014  

NAFTA environmental body wants to probe tailings leakage

Commission says Canada has failed to counter evidence that it’s turning a blind eye to toxic leakage in the oil sands.

News Energy Oil & Gas Business Operations Operations Sustainability
June 12, 2013  

Regulator, industry find oil sands cleanup harder than first thought

Alberta’s energy regulator finds no oilsands companies affected by tailings reduction rules have met targets.

News Oil & Gas Business Operations Sustainability
April 1, 2013  

Suncor ordered to fix toxic treatment pond by end of April

Toxicity in Suncor wastewater pond found to exceed allowable limits.

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September 26, 2012  

SNC Lavalin shouldn’t sell concessions to unlock value: Jarislowsky

Company’s largest shareholder would oppose efforts to sell its largest concessions.