4th Annual Tarsands Healing Walk 2013 near Fort McMurray, Alberta.
The closest major river that runs through Fort McMurray is the Athabasca River. The Athabasca River starts in Jasper and runs through communities such as Fort McKay, Fort Chipewyan and Fort Smith and eventually drains into the Artic Basin. It virtually affects Treaty 7, 6, 8 and 11 directly.
As the demand for tar sands oil continues to grow, more natural resources closest to these projects are being exhausted and contaminated with many toxics that are directly affecting and jeopardizing human health, health of other and all living beings, water, land and air.
Some journalists have classified the tar sands as the most destructive project on the planet.
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Taken from the road surrounding the Syncrude tailing ponds and refineries