More ducks land on Syncrude Canada oil sands pond

Reuters: About 125 ducks had to be euthanized after landing on a toxic waste pond owned by Syncrude Canada Ltd, just three days after the oil sands producer was penalized C$3 million for a similar incident two years ago that killed 1,600 waterfowl. In a statement posted on its website, Syncrude said about 200 birds landed on its Mildred Lake tailings pond in the northern Alberta oil sands on Monday night and the majority had to be euthanized after becoming fouled by tar-like bitumen floating ......

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