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New Report States NWT Water at Risk From Alberta Oilsands

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A new report put out by the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation has stated that water in the Northwest Territories is in danger of being contaminated with chemicals from Alberta’s tar sands. Mackenzie Basin, the greatest source of water for the Northwest Territories is in danger of being contaminated by chemicals from Alberta’s oilsands and the foundation wants to see a monitoring system set up for it.

The Mackenzie basin spans three provinces in Canada, and there are concerns that it will not be monitored as the economy is viewed as much more important than the environment by the current Canadian government.

To read through the report yourself, you can download it from the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation’s website.

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