The oil, or tar, sands in Alberta, Canada

In this blog post I shall simply put some photos of the oil sands, which are also called tar sands in Alberta, Canada. This shall be followed up by an in depth blog post at a later date on the harmful effects of the tar sands on the environment.

Image credit: Nigel Allan/ WWF

Canadian tar sands mine. Image credit: Rezac/ WWF

Toxic waste stream. Image credit: Rezac/ WWF

Waste sludge. Image credit: Rezac/ WWF

Slag piles of coke. Image credit: http://beautifuldestruction.ca/ Louis Helbig

This is one of several sulfur piles. Image credit: http://beautifuldestruction.ca/ Louis Helbig

Snow floating over raw bitumen. Image credit: http://beautifuldestruction.ca/ Louis Helbig

The area should be boreal forest. Image credit: http://beautifuldestruction.ca/ Louis Helbig

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