Canada Tar sand

Kelsey Angleman

What is Tar Sand?

Tar sand is also known as oil sand. It is made up of clay, water, and bitumen which is a heavy black viscous oil. Processing Tar Sand can cause a lot of health problems in the Canadian communities.

Health Problems with Tar Sand.

Processing Tar Sand can cause a lot of health like asthma, cancer, and other serious health problems in the Canadian communities. It is a serious problem especially to your health.
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How can you help?

  • Stop drilling the way that Canadian's are drilling
  • Make everyone aware of the problems tar sand is causing for example the health problem, the water quality, and what it is doing to the fish.

Water Quality

  • Every barrel of Tar Sand requires four barrels of water.
  • The mercury and lead pumped into the water causes really bad health problems for humans.
  • Canadian pipeline companies currently operate 1,900 miles of oil pipelines in and around the Great Lakes watershed, which supplies 25 million people with drinking water.

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