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Banned for decades, releasing oilsands tailings water is now on the horizon

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Tailing ponds have been growing for decades because it’s been illegal to release their toxic water. Now, the federal government has begun developing regulations to allow oilsands operators in northern Alberta to begin releasing treated tailings water back into the environment. Currently, companies must store any water used to extract oil during the mining process because it becomes toxic.

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