Uranium Refinery at Blind River, Ontario

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This Uranium Refinery was built at Blind River, Ontario -- on the north shore of Georgian Bay -- after it was rejected by the population of Warman, Saskatchewan, and by the Federal Environmental Assessment Agency at Port Granby (just outside of Port Hope, Ontario). Uranium dust ecapes into the atmosphere (despite filters in the stacks) and falls out on the ground for miles around. Uranium has a half-life of 4.5 billion years, and as time goes by, it generates more than a dozen other radioactive byproducts.

photo by Robert Del Tredici from his book entitled
At Work In The Fields Of The Bomb (Harper and Row, 1987)

[ A Scale Model of the Refinery ]

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