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Native communities near the Alberta tar sands are beset by health problems. And the giant industrial operations that extract the world’s filthiest fuel are producing millions of gallons of toxic sludge a day—a dirty legacy that’s leaking into the once-pristine Athabasca River. Can anything get the Canadian government to pay attention? - Watch Videos
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Larry Powell Hi! I'm Larry! I'm a veteran, award-winning journalist based in Shoal Lake, Manitoba, Canada. I specialize in stories about agriculture and the environment. For decades, I worked for broadcast outlets in western Canada, including 5 years as Senior Editor for CBC Radio News in Saskatchewan. I am authorized to receive embargoed news releases on important, global stories, through the Science Media Centre of Canada, the Royal Society, Nature Research and the World Weather Attribution Network. I'm a member of the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists. A couple of years ago, I joined an international team of writers, providing articles for a Swiss-based, online journal, “Focusing on Wildlife - celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth.” In June, 2014, I was a panelist at a world conference in Winnipeg entitled "Holding Power to Account. Investigative Journalism, Democracy and Human Rights.” In 1986, I