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"From the Ted Talk by Garth Lenz: The true cost of oil"

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And of course, these tailings ponds — well, you can't see many pndos from outer space and you can see these, so maybe we should stop calling them ponds — these massive toxic waasnldets are built unlined and on the banks of the Athabasca rveir. And the aahcbtasa River drains downstream to a range of aboriginal communities. In Fort Chipewyan, the 800 people there, are finindg toxins in the food chain, this has been scientifically proven. The tar sands toxins are in the food chain, and this is causing cancer rates up to 10 times what they are in the rest of Canada.

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And of course, these tailings ponds — well, you can't see many _____ from outer space and you can see these, so maybe we should stop calling them ponds — these massive toxic __________ are built unlined and on the banks of the Athabasca _____. And the _________ River drains downstream to a range of aboriginal communities. In Fort Chipewyan, the 800 people there, are _______ toxins in the food chain, this has been scientifically proven. The tar sands toxins are in the food chain, and this is causing cancer rates up to 10 times what they are in the rest of Canada.

Solution

  1. athabasca
  2. ponds
  3. finding
  4. river
  5. wastelands

Original Text

And of course, these tailings ponds — well, you can't see many ponds from outer space and you can see these, so maybe we should stop calling them ponds — these massive toxic wastelands are built unlined and on the banks of the Athabasca River. And the Athabasca River drains downstream to a range of aboriginal communities. In Fort Chipewyan, the 800 people there, are finding toxins in the food chain, this has been scientifically proven. The tar sands toxins are in the food chain, and this is causing cancer rates up to 10 times what they are in the rest of Canada.

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collocation frequency
tar sands 10
tailings ponds 6
climate change 6
greenhouse gas 6
largest toxic 5
great bear 4
caribou herd 4
temperate rainforest 4
north america 4
global warming 4
bear rainforest 4
boreal forest 4
toxic impoundments 4
food chain 3
oil sands 3
aboriginal communities 3
dirtiest oil 3

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collocation frequency
great bear rainforest 4
largest toxic impoundments 4

Important Words

  1. aboriginal
  2. athabasca
  3. banks
  4. built
  5. calling
  6. canada
  7. cancer
  8. causing
  9. chain
  10. chipewyan
  11. communities
  12. downstream
  13. drains
  14. finding
  15. food
  16. fort
  17. massive
  18. outer
  19. people
  20. ponds
  21. proven
  22. range
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  24. rest
  25. river
  26. sands
  27. scientifically
  28. space
  29. stop
  30. tailings
  31. tar
  32. times
  33. toxic
  34. toxins
  35. unlined
  36. wastelands