Industrial landscape: Canada's Tar Sands: _LENZ-TarOilSands-42

Disguised by the beauty of a reflection, these toxic tailings ponds are a considerable health risk. These vast toxic lakes are completely unlined and nearly a dozen of them lie on either side of the Athabasca River. Individual ponds can range in size up to 8,850 acres.

Disguised by the beauty of a reflection, these toxic tailings ponds are a considerable health risk. These vast toxic lakes are completely unlined and nearly a dozen of them lie on either side of the Athabasca River. Individual ponds can range in size up to 8,850 acres.