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or oil sands

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    sand or sandstone that contains bitumen, a thick and sticky form of petroleum. Tar sands oil is regarded as more polluting than conventional liquid oil.

    A cargo believed to be Europe's first major shipment of tar sands oil arrived in Spain this week.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 10/06/2014

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