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Oil Spill Impacts Canada's Indigenous Community | News | teleSUR English

27.7.16

Oil Spill Impacts Canada's Indigenous Community | News | teleSUR English: The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, or FSIN, and the Prince Albert Grand Council PAGC, have complained because Indigenous communities--representing more than 12 percent of the province's population-- live near the river and use the medicinal herbs that grow by the shore for therapeutic purposes.

But the spill has already begun to affected the population, forcing authorities in the west-central City of Prince Albert to shut down the intake at its water treatment plant, turning off the taps to more than 35,000 residents, according to local press reports.


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