Oilsands Tailings and Directive 074Background

Publication - Dec. 1, 2009 - By Terra Simieritsch, Water Matters, Simon Dyer

This document provides background information about tailings and about Directive 074: Tailings Performance Criteria and Requirements for Oilsands Mining Schemes.

A comprehensive review of regulatory documents filed with the Alberta government suggests most oilsands mining operations will not comply with the new rules designed to limit increases in tailings, the toxic liquid waste produced by oilsands mining operations.


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