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350 ducks now dead after landing in Syncrude tailing pond

Fort Mcmurray - The number of ducks which have died after they flew into two tailing ponds owned by Syncrude Monday has risen to 350. Syncrude had originally said around 200 ducks had landed in the tailings pond.

Over 200 ducks put down after landing in Syncrude tailing ponds

Fort Mcmurray - On October 22, a judge ordered Syncrude to pay $3 million in fines after the company had been found guilty of causing the deaths of hundreds of ducks in 2008.

Syncrude ordered to pay $3-million over death of ducks

Syncrude Canada has been ordered to pay $3-million as a result of the deaths of about about 1,600 ducks in one of its toxic tailings ponds in April 2008.

Syncrude guilty on charges related to deaths of 1,600 ducks

Edmonton - Judge Ken Tjosvold made a landmark ruling Friday when he found Syncrude guilty on two separate charges laid in the deaths of 1,600 ducks. The ducks died in a Syncrude tailings pond in 2008.

Syncrude shows its teeth as trial gets underway over dead ducks

After being charged by the Province of Alberta and the Government of Canada in early 2009 for the deaths of hundreds of ducks in one of Syncrude's waste ponds in the spring of 2008, the case got underway on Monday.

Alberta Charges Syncrude With Oil Sands Duck Deaths

Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner announces precedent making environmental damages charges relating to the deaths of 500 ducks last summer. Environmentalists hail it as important first step.

Alberta Resident Launches Private Prosecution Over Dead Ducks

An Alberta resident launched a private prosecution against Syncrude Canada Ltd. alleging that it was responsible for killing 500 ducks at its northern Alberta facility last spring.
 

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Syncrude s Mildred Lake plant in the Athabasca Oil Sands of Alberta  Canada.
Syncrude's Mildred Lake plant in the Athabasca Oil Sands of Alberta, Canada.
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Syncrude’s three fluid cokers are among the largest in the world.. The Syncrude upgrading process ...
Syncrude’s three fluid cokers are among the largest in the world.. The Syncrude upgrading process converts the thick bitumen into a high quality, light, low sulphur crude oil.
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This is a picture of Syncrude s base mine. The yellow structures are the bases of pyramids made of s...
This is a picture of Syncrude's base mine. The yellow structures are the bases of pyramids made of sulphur - it is not economical for Syncrude to sell the sulphur so it stockpiles it instead. Behind that is the tailings pond, held in by what is recognized as the largest dam in the world. The extraction plant is just to the right of this photograph and most of the mine is to the left.
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View of tailings ponds looking south over the Syncrude processing facilities and upgrader north of F...
View of tailings ponds looking south over the Syncrude processing facilities and upgrader north of Fort McMurray, Alberta.
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The lake seen in the photograph is Syncrude s tailing pond  named Mildred Lake.
The lake seen in the photograph is Syncrude's tailing pond, named Mildred Lake.
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