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Toxic Oil Sands Waters Spilled by Suncor into Athabasca River in 2011 and 2013

November 20, 2013

Wild Lands Advocate article, April/May 2013, by Carolyn Campbell. A burst waste-water line at a Suncor Energy tar sands strip mining operation caused 350,000 litres of contaminated water to overflow in to the Athabasca River. This is the second toxic water spill to occur from Pond C in the past two years.

β€œIn a sure sign that the government hoped the issue would go unnoticed, communications staff issued a bulletin at 3:45 pm Thursday March 28, just before the 2013 Easter long weekend.”

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