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New study shows that oilsands mining and processing are polluting the Athabasca River
Date:8/30/2010

es Act, which prohibits discharge of toxins in any quantity into fish-bearing waters."

Schindler says much of the debate over the impact of oilsands has been based on a combination of conjecture and propaganda, which has not been peer reviewed or published in recognized scientific publications.

An earlier (December, 2009) paper by the research group documented the release by the oilsands industry of a number of organic carcinogens, similar to those released by the BP spill into the Gulf of Mexico, and the Exxon Valdez into the Gulf of Alaska.


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Contact: David Schindler
d.schindler@ualberta.ca
780-492-1291
University of Alberta
Source:Eurekalert

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