A study from the University of Alberta research team led by William Shotyk confirms the levels of lead and other heavy metal in the Athabasca River are comparable to bottled water and streams in Algonquin Park. But the study is being called misleading by David Schindler, ecology professor at the university.
University of Alberta professor of agriculture Heather Bruce and her team have developed handheld tools for grading beef. Bruce says she believes the tools, which detect coarse fat and intramuscular fat in raw beef steaks, can be adapted to grade other meats.
New research suggests that heavy metals released from the oilsands aren't finding their way into nearby rivers. U of A professor Bill Shotyk is interviewed about his study’s findings.