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Backgrounder: Oil Sands Tailings and Directive 074

Published Dec 1, 2009

By Terra Simieritsch, Simon Dyer, Water Matters

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

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

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