You may have seen Hyperion Power's promotion of using its portable nuclear power units to power tar sands mining operations, and how I put forth the idea that really this is only one factor in why tar sands extraction is an environmental nightmare. Another factor is the effect that these operations have on First Nations people's health and way of life.
Check out this video clip of Cree Elder Celina Harpe, who lives in a Cree community about 40km from Suncor and Syncrude tar sands operations. She talks about disappearances in wildlife, increasing rates of cancer and lowered water levels.via: OnEarth
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