Oil Sands Tailings Dam Projects
SECTOR: Mining & Tailings Ponds
Fort McMurray, Alberta
Located near the Athabasca Oil Sands, Fort McMurray is home to a number of large-scale bitumen extraction operations. The tailings ponds associated with bitumen extraction cover 220 square kilometres and hold an estimated 1.2 trillion litres of contaminated water .
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 G. Kent, "Tailings ponds a critical part of Alberta's oilsands legacy", Calgary Herald, 2018. [Online]. Available: https://calgaryherald.com/business/energy/tailings-ponds-a-critical-part-of-albertas-oilsands-legacy. [Accessed: 27- Dec- 2018].