Category Archives: cancer


Higher Cancer Rates Linked to Tar Sands Operations

Higher Cancer Rates and Tainted Local Foods Linked to Tar Sands Operations Danielle Droitsch, Natural Resources Defense Council | July 8, 2014   A new study released by two Alberta First Nations communities in partnership with the University of Manitoba reports that certain carcinogens released in tar sands operations are being found in high levels in local wildlife. The […]

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Contra Costa Times article on the proposal

This article from August 15th, 2013 gives good background on the proposal and raises some of our main concerns, including the risks of explosions and spills, increases in asthma and cancer rates, and noise and vibrations from the increased rail traffic: A view of the waterfront in Pittsburg, Calif., on Thursday, February 26, 2009. Potential […]

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