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Tailing Pond

May 19, 2008

Tailing Pond

Tailing Pond

No TV crews allowed, no reporters, no pictures are to be taken of the most infamous tailings pond on earth after a flock of 500 ducks landed -- and drowned -- in Syncrude toxic "tailing pond" (shown here), a vast lake more than four kilometres across. Tim Gray, corporate security adviser for Syncrude Canada, sent out a confidential e-mail memo to staff that says: "Although this is certainly a very sad incident, it is our responsibility to ensure that the best interests of Syncrude are maintained."

by Dru Oja Jay

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