At least 230 ducks die in latest Syncrude incident

Reuters: About 230 ducks were euthanized after they landed on a toxic waste pond owned by Syncrude Canada Ltd, just three days after the oil sands producer was fined C$3 million for a similar incident two years ago that killed 1,600 waterfowl. Syncrude said the birds landed on its Mildred Lake tailings pond in the northern Alberta oil sands on Monday and many had to be euthanized after coming into contact with tar-like bitumen floating on the surface of the pond. They were among an unknown number of......

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