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Here's how oil sands mining works

Oil sands mining is one of the most politically1 and legally2 controversial fossil fuel industries. But, how exactly does oil sands mining work? What are Oil Sands? Oil sands, sometimes referred to as tar sands,3 are a mixture of materials including sand, water, clay and a type of oil that is too heavy and thick to flow on its own. We call this type of oil bitumen.4 Oil sands…
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