01 Mar '12, 11pm

Interesting follow up to yesterday's #TarSands lecture at @UW @LizNeeley @RockyRohde

Using data from a NASA satellite, researchers have found that the emission of pollutants from oil sands mining operations in Canada’s Alberta Province are comparable to the emissions from a large power plant or a moderately sized city. The emissions from the energy-intensive mining effort come from excavators, dump trucks, extraction pumps and wells, and refining facilities where the oil sands are processed. Oil sands (also known as tar sands) are actually bitumen, a very thick and heavy form of oil that coats grains of sand and other minerals. Once extracted, that asphalt-like oil is partially refined so that it can be transported through pipelines to other refining facilities. The top two maps above depict the concentration of nitrogen dioxide (NO2 ) in the air above the main oil sands mining operation along the Athabasca River, as observed from 2005 to 2007 (left) and 2...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=77283&s...

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renewableenergyworld.com 21 Feb '12, 4pm

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