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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Oil, Cancer and The Promised Land

John P. Smol,  Professor Department of Biology, Queen’s University Canada Research Chair
 in Environmental Change

Industry has a long history of not completely disclosing hazardous that they are generating and oll production maybe just another one of them. Historical conspiracies of silent were evident in the asbestos  tobacco, lead and PCB industries resulting in epidemics of disease and death.

"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."

Read: "Oil Sands Industry in Canada Tied to Higher Carcinogen Level" NYTimes