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Arsenic and cancerogenic chemicals found in the Chaudière river

The environmental organization SVP has released the results of its water and shoreline tests along the Chaudière river, following the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster.

The organization was sampling not just for oil residues, but also for other toxic substances, such as arsenic and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, that can potentially be cancerogenic.

Daniel Green is president of SVP, and he shared the results of those tests with us this morning.

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