In Situ Mining Oil Sands
impacts and mitigations of in situ bitumen ,introduction: in situ is the future of oil sands. the currently presumably founded on the erroneous idea that all oil sands involves open pit mining, multiplied .impacts of in situ oil sands development on ,the potential to occur over a region 50 times larger than the oil sands mining area north of fort mcmurray. photo: david dodge, the pembina institute..world of change athabasca oil sands,oil sand mining has a large impact on the environment. forests must be cleared for both open-pit and in situ mining. pit mines can grow to more than 80 meters .alberta.ca - government of alberta,approximately 80 of oil sands are recovered through in-situ production. surface mining is used to recover oil sands deposits less than 75 metres below the .