Pristine alpine lake contaminated by dust from mountaintop coal mines, study shows

Alberta's provincial flag flies in Ottawa on June 30, 2020. New Alberta government research says windblown dust from mountaintop coal mines has polluted a pristine alpine lake to the point where its waters are as contaminated as lakes downwind from the oilsands. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld) Alberta's provincial flag flies in Ottawa on June 30, 2020. New Alberta government research says windblown dust from mountaintop coal mines has polluted a pristine alpine lake to the point where its waters are as contaminated as lakes downwind from the oilsands. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

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