Suncor Energy's Pond 1 in 2002

Title: Suncor Energy's Pond 1 in 2002

Description
Pond 1 operated from 1967 to 1997. Dykes were built to create a wider and deeper basin until eventually pond was lifted about 100 metres above the Athabasca River.
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sustainable development, fort mcmurray, oil sands reclamation, oil sands project, wapisiw look out
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