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Oil Pooling on Tailings Pond

Image | September 15, 2009 at 16:25

Oil pools on the surface of a tailings pond in the Tar Sands.

Bitumen Excavation

Image | September 15, 2009 at 16:22

A digger removes crude Bitumen from the ground to be trucked back to the processing plant to be upgraded and refined to synthetic oil.

Forest and Mine Site

Image | September 15, 2009 at 16:17

A thin border separates the Boreal Forest from an open-pit mine. Clear cutting and deforestation in Alberta's Tar Sands region releases on average 8.7 megatonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere on a yearly basis. This is not accounted for...

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