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    The watershed for that Fort McMurray area, where the tarsands are located, is the Arctic Ocean.

    That means that the people downriver are not the residents of big cities, but of small communities. They are easier to ignore when they suffer unusually high levels of illness, such as cancer and autoimmune diseases.

    The rivers empty into the Arctic Ocean.

    I'm not an environmentalist, so I don't know how the river waters of the tarsands area affect the Arctic region--but my guess is that it isn't good.

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