Athabasca River, Suncor Upgrader and Tailings Ponds

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Athabasca River, Suncor Upgrader and Tailings Ponds

from 1,500.00

Upgraders and tailings ponds line either side of the Athabasca River as it makes its way north to the Athabasca Delta and the indigenous community of Fort Chipewyan, where toxins from the Tar Sands have been discovered and where the rates of various cancers are three to seven times the average. Each day, enough toxic sludge is produced to fill 720 Olympic-sized pools. Individual ponds can range in size up to 8850 acres. It has been estimated by Natural Resources Canada that the industry to date has produced enough toxic waste to fill a canal 32 feet deep by 65 feet wide from Fort McMurray to Edmonton, and on to Ottawa, a distance of over 2000 miles.

20"x30"     Edition of 10      $1,500

30"x45"     Edition of 10      $3,200

40"x60"     Edition of 5        $6,000

All images are Archival Prints.

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