Crises in Toxic Waste Production, Management and Disposal: The Alberta Tar Sands, the effects of deregulation upon contamination, Ralph Klein’s legacy and the role of NAFTA This paper explores toxic waste and, in so doing, calls into question government policies and the actions of industrial elites. Obviously, the famous case of the Love Canal is a good instance of how inappropriate policies and actions can have disastrous effects – but it is not the only example out there. In the Canadian context, the Alberta Tar Sands is a problem that has been ongoing for many years and it is one that has inflicted grievous harm to the environment and to the local residents for many years. Looking at the situation, one must conclude that the major...The end:
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