Saskatoon scientist breaks silence about muzzling – Saskatchewan – CBC News

Waiser wrote two scientific papers for Environment Canada that were published in 2011 that looked at chemical pollutants (such as phosporus and ammonia) and pharmaceuticals (such as trace antibiotics) in Wascana Creek.

Both kinds of pollution were found downstream of the Regina sewage treatment plant west of the city.

Waiser says when CBC contacted her to talk about the research, Environment Canada higher-ups lowered the boom.

‘One of the first things they said after reading the two papers on Wascana Creek is that they didn’t want to upset the City of Regina.’

—Retired federal scientist Marley Waiser

“One of the first things they said after reading the two papers on Wascana Creek is that they didn’t want to upset the City of Regina,” she said.

Waiser was told that she needed media training before she could talk to reporters about her research.

via Saskatoon scientist breaks silence about muzzling – Saskatchewan – CBC News.

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