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Vol. 13, No. 35 Week of August 31, 2008
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Oil sands raise environmental issues

Energy, water needed for oil sands development causes concerns in nearby towns, among scientists because of emissions levels

Rob Gillies

Associated Press Writer

The largest dump truck in the world is parked under a massive mechanical shovel waiting to transport 400 tons of oily sand at an open pit mine in the northern reaches of Alberta. Each Caterpillar 797B heavy hauler three-stories high, with tires twice as tall as the average man carries the equiv....

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