Because this corporate hydrocarbon cesspool ain’t about to disappear overnight. Or for a thousand years.
Large enough to be seen from space, tailings ponds in Alberta’s oil sands region are some of the biggest human-made structures on Earth. They contain a toxic slurry of heavy metals and hydrocarbons from the bitumen separation process.
*The link is a gigantor NatGeo file. Might take forever to load. 🙂