Alberta’s tailings ponds provoked international outcry in 2008 when images were released of ducks struggling to survive in the toxic sludge. Today, the threat posed by the tailings ponds is even greater as they continue to grow in size and number.
Industry and government are using the massive and growing volume of the tailings ponds as justification for a new set of regulations – regulations which could allow for tailings pond water to be improperly treated and released into the Athabasca River.
We came together to protect the headwaters from pollution through the Alberta Beyond Coal campaign. Now, join thousands of Canadians in taking action today – email Minister Steven Guilbeault and demand regulations that do not allow tailings dumping into the Athabasca River.