30 Aug '11, 3pm

Canadian Tar Sands leak 3 million gal of contaminated water each day. 32 facts on #TarSands here: #noKXL

Canadian Tar Sands leak 3 million gal of contaminated water each day. 32 facts on #TarSands here: #noKXL

This is a picture of Syncrude's base mine. The yellow structures are the bases of pyramids made of sulphur - it is not economical for Syncrude to sell the sulphur so it stockpiles it instead. Behind that is the tailings pond, held in by what is recognized as the largest dam in the world. The extraction plant is just to the right of this photograph and most of the mine is to the left. Photo via Wikipedia Creative Commons The recent and ongoing Tar Sands Action in Washington DC has generated significant buzz around the Canadian tar sands and the extreme price we pay for gathering oil from them. The protest revolves around the Keystone XL pipeline project, which would speed the flow of crude oil from the tar sands to US refineries. However, there is much more to protest -- and you'll understand why after reading these 32 facts.

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