Canada: New Findings on Toxic Pollutants and Oil Sands Mining

NYT: Native Canadians living downstream from the oil sands mines in Alberta have long contended that their high cancer rates were related to the expanding excavation of bitumen for the production of synthetic crude. Their assertions have been disputed by the reports of a joint oil industry-government research panel that concluded that natural causes -- and not mining -- were responsible for the high levels of various metals in the sub-Arctic Athabasca River. But now a new study in the ......

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