FORT CHIPEWYAN, Alta. – Lab tests say a mysterious oily sheen that has covered a long stretch of the Athabasca River in northeastern Alberta is most likely from algae.
Consultants hired by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation say the algae bloom is probably the result of high water from record-breaking rainfall combined with unusually warm temperatures.
The scientists say dead fish floating on the river probably died as a result of oxygen starvation from the out-of-control algae growth.
Aw c'mon, that can't be bad news , could it?
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