The Oil Sands
Point 1: About the Oil Sands
Point 2: Effect on the Environment
Another huge impact of the oil sands is the amount of toxic waste and pollution being created. The Athabasca River, once filled with fresh water, is now a big dump for all the harmful chemicals used in the extraction of oil. This has resulted in the fish developing cancers, tumors, cysts, and more. The fish are practically inedible which means there is one less food source for the local people.