The Environmental Impacts of Exploitation of Oil Shales and Tar Sands

United Nations Environment Programme ; Institute of Geochemistry, Petrology and Economic Geology (1985)

The present report deals with the environmental impacts of exploitation of oil shales and tar sands. In undertaking this review, a great deal of information had to be gathered and scrutinized. In many cases, data had to be re-calculated to standardize the environmental impacts presented, on the basis of production of 50,000 barrels/day of syncrude, which is the general capacity of plants under construction or planned.

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