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Scientists Find 7,300-Mile Mercury Contamination 'Bullseye' Around Canadian Tar Sands | ThinkProgress

Oilsands development in northern Alberta, Canada. CREDIT: Shutterstock

Just one week after Al Jazeera discovered that regulatory responsibility for Alberta, Canada’s controversial tar sands would be handed over to a fossil-fuel funded corporation, federal scientists have found that the area’s viscous petroleum deposits are surrounded by a nearly 7,500-square-mile ring of mercury.

Canadian government scientists have found that levels of mercury — a potent neurotoxin ...

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