Canadian power plant is buying up Detroit’s pile of tar-sands waste, burning it

Grist: Residents of Detroit who`ve railed against the recent mushrooming of a three-story-high pile of petrochemical waste on their riverfront may be pleased to know that the petcoke is gradually being shipped back to Canada. But while the news might be good for Detroiters, it`s not so good for Canadians - or anyone who cares about a livable climate. A Nova Scotia power plant is now burning the cheap, filthy fuel to produce electricity. The petcoke is a byproduct of refining tar-sands oil, which began......

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