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From bitumen to barrel: The oilsands explained

Last Updated: Oct. 4, 2011

Lucrative opportunity or environmental scar? Canada's vast oil reserves have spurred critical debate, pitting environmentalists and activists against investors and oil companies. The videos below explore how the oilsands are mined and how the resource is processed and refined. Select the titles on the left to bring up each animation. The text capsules on the right explore some of the discussion around the production practices.

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