H2oil is a documentary about the impact of the extraction of oil from bituminous sands in the province of Alberta on the environment and humans.
In the community of Fort Chipewyan downstream from oil sands extraction sites, the number of cancer patients has drastically augmented in the recent years. The medical doctor of the community has received a warning form Health Canada for unnecessarily alarming people because he raised some concerns about the cancer levels in the town - especially some rare cancers. Dr. Kevin Timoney, who published a study based on governmental data, voices out his concerns too: the Athabasca river's water is highly contaminated with toxic waste from oil extraction. The government officials and the industry representatives say there is no correlation between oil extraction and illnesses or at least, if there is, it is not as important as the community claims.
This is a documentary to be watched and distributed.
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