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Canada’s Quest to Mine Bitumen With Steam is Quietly Spelling Disaster

Since 2013 more than 12,000 barrels of steamy bitumen have erupted through fissures in the earth in Alberta

You’ve heard the ads. Beyond the ugly open pit mines lies a different sort of oil sands, intones a friendly Cenovus voice. The difference, goes the ad, consists of some 100 gleaming steam plants in Alberta’s boreal forest where industry can safely recover…
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by: Andrew Nikiforuk – June 16, 2014

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