The Alberta government is not saying when it will take a closer look at a report suggesting contaminants from the oil sands are being found in wild animals that typically make up a traditional aboriginal diet.
Having said that, a spokesperson for Environment and Sustainable Resource Development tells 630CHED the research paper will get the governments attention to see if anything needs to be done
The “Environmental and Human Health Implications of Athabasca Oil Sands” report says 23 cases of cancer were found in 94 participants.
The research was conducted by a professor at the University of Manitoba. It was paid for in part by two First Nations communities (Mikisew Cree and Athabasca Chipewyan) located near the oil sands development.