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Also known as oil sands, tar sands are grains of sand intermixed with bitumen (heavy, black, asphalt-like oil). The oil locked up in tar sands requires drastic efforts to extract, and the result is a particularly dirty form of energy production.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-10-27 14:24:56
Description Also known as oil sands, tar sands are grains of sand intermixed with bitumen (heavy, black, asphalt-like oil). The oil locked up in tar sands requires drastic efforts to extract, and the result is a particularly dirty form of energy production.
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Source Earthworks
Keyword Oil, Tar sand, Oil sand, Sands
Date Of Record Creation 2009-10-27 14:21:51
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Date Last Modified 2009-10-27 14:24:57
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-10-25 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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