In the oil sands

Reuters photographer Todd Korol examines the oil sands industry in Alberta. [24 photos total]

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Oil goes into a tailings pond at the Suncor oil sands operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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Pipes which are part of the processing plant at the McKay River Suncor in-situ operations are seen near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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A log lays in a tailings pond at the Suncor operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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A scarecrow dressed up on sticks to keep birds away from landing on oil ponds is seen at the McKay River Suncor in-situ operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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Oil at the second phase of separation from the sand is seen at the Suncor processing plant near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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Giant dump trucks haul raw oil sands at the Suncor mining operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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An oil sands worker checks the oil during the first step of separation at the Suncor processing plant at their oil sands operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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The processing facility at the Suncor oil sands operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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A tailings pond is seen near the Syncrude operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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The Suncor oil sands processing plant is seen near the Athabasca River near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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A Suncor oil worker checks an oil tank at the Suncor operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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Worker camp housing projects are seen at the Suncor Firebag in-situ operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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Bulldozers clear an area at the new Suncor Fort Hills mining operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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The Suncor processing plant is seen near the Athabasca River near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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Oil at the first phase of separation from the sand is seen at the Suncor processing plant near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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The top layer of muskeg and earth (L) is removed at the Syncrude oil sands operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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Pipelines run at the McKay River Suncor oil sands in-situ operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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The city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, is seen from the air September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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Heavy equipment is seen on a tailings pond at the Suncor oil sands operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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Giant dump trucks dump raw oil sands for processing at the Suncor oil sands mining operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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A employee works in the operations room at the McKay River Suncor oil sands in-situ operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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New pine trees grow at reclaimed land that was once mined by Suncor at their oil sands operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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A water treatment pond is seen at the McKay River Suncor operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #
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Water ponds are seen at the Suncor operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Todd Korol) #

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