Effluent Boil and Steam 1

Immersed in its own discharge, the effluent from the end of a standpipe at the Muskeg River Mine tailings pond appears to boil before flowing in all directions. The “smoke” is steam. The Muskeg River Mine and Scotford Upgrader together make up the Athabasca Oil Sands Project, operated by Albian Sands.




Beautiful Destruction, p. 257

Muskeg River Mine, Fort McKay, Alberta, Canada

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+57° 16′ 2.83″, -111° 29′ 49.75″

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+57° 13′ 13.69″, -111° 34′ 26.11″

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