The Globe and Mail
More than 550 birds, many of them covered in oily goo, had to be destroyed. The incident happened just days after Syncrude agreed to pay $3-million in penalties after 1,600 ducks died on one of its tailings ponds during a storm two years earlier.
No charges will be laid in the deaths of 551 migratory birds that landed on toxic tailings ponds north of Fort McMurray in October 2010. The Alberta environment ministry announced Thursday that the decision not to lay charges was made after an...