A program to listen to on January 12: The Crude Effects of Alberta's Oil sands on CBC's Quirks & Quarks: http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/2013/01/09/january-12-the-crude-effects-of-albertas-oilsands/
"Alberta's massive oilsands have produced an impressive amount of crude
oil over the past two decades. But according to a new study from
Queen's University and Environment Canada, they're producing an alarming
amount of pollution as well. The study looked at 6 small lakes near
the oilsands, and found surprisingly high levels of a toxic chemical
that is a known carcinogen in the water. And by analyzing the sediment
from the past 50 years, they showed that the chemical deposits have been
steadily rising since large-scale oilsands production began in 1978.
We'll speak to one author of the study who says this is "the smoking
gun" that proves the contamination is not natural. It seems that the
bitumen is biting back."
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