Canada

"Toxic Overflow" (Part 1)

"The contamination of many First Nations by unregulated landfills and dumps is a dirty story that has yet to be fully told. Aside from the mess you can see – and smell – the risk of groundwater pollution is probably the most severe environmental impact from these waste sites. Add an improperly engineered garbage dump and the results are more than toxic."

Source: APTN, 09/22/2010
December 7, 2010

SEJ Toronto Pub Night

This month's guest is Shelagh Grant, Trent University history professor and author of Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty In North America.

Elevated Levels of Toxics Found in Athabasca River

"Edmonton -- A study set to be published on Monday has found elevated levels of mercury, lead and eleven other toxic elements in the oil sands'  main fresh water source, the Athabasca River, refuting long-standing government and industry claims that water quality there hasn't been affected by oil sands development."

Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 08/30/2010

"Teens Carry 30 Per Cent More BPA Than Rest of Population"

"Teenagers may carry the highest levels of bisphenol A -- about 30 per cent more than the rest of the population, according to the first national survey about the compound conducted by Statistics Canada, but exposure to the estrogen-mimicking chemical is widespread, with detectible levels in 91 per cent of Canadians."

Source: Toronto Globe & Mail, 08/18/2010

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