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    Thursday, May 01, 2008

    Few survivors after 500 ducks take dip in Alberta oilsands waste

    About 500 ducks landed Monday on a tailings pond filled with waste from Syncrude's oilsands operation at the Aurora North Site mine, north of Fort McMurray. Only a handful of birds survived the dip in the toxic water. Most of the ducks were too heavily coated with oil and waste to survive.

    Only a handful of ducks survived their dip in a toxic pool of oilsands waste, said Syncrude officials.
    Hundreds of ducks died after landing on a toxic pond, like this one at Syncrude's oilsands plant north of Fort McMurray, Alta.Hundreds of ducks died after landing on a toxic pond, like this one at Syncrude's oilsands plant north of Fort McMurray, Alta. (CBC)

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