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2013-01-07. Oil Sands Industry in Canada Tied to Higher Carcinogen Level

posted Jan 8, 2013, 9:03 AM by Alan Gould
| Ian Austin, The New York Times. Relevant to GSS Energy Use chapter 3. Excerpt:  OTTAWA — The development of Alberta’s oil sands has increased levels of cancer-causing compounds in surrounding lakes well beyond natural levels, Canadian researchers reported in a study released on Monday. And they said the contamination covered a wider area than had previously been believed. …"…some in industry have been saying that the pollution in the tar sands is natural, it’s always been there.” The researchers found that to the contrary, the levels of those deposits have been steadily rising since large-scale oil sands production began in 1978…. Read the full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/world/americas/oil-sand-industry-in-canada-tied-to-higher-carcinogen-level.html?ref=science