Its a story that's running around the world and it is reaching an entirely new audience of people.
If Canadian weren't questioning the environmental impact of the Alberta Oil
Spill Sands they are now that 500 ducks died by just simply landing on one of the many toxic lakes of tar sludge created by the oil sands process. These toxic oceans of sludge are created when fresh water is diverted from the river to be used in the processing of the oil sands - 90% of the water used ends up in these man-made lakes.
The Alberta Oil Sands are licensed to use roughly the same amount of fresh water in a year that the entire of City of Calgary uses (about the size of Austin, Texas for our US readers).
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Here's a video clip of the dead ducks:
But the Premier of Alberta claims all this talk of environmental problems in the Alberta Oil Sands is somehow a “myth”