Mine in the Northwest Territories provided uranium to Manhattan Project (2011)

The author explores the story of Great Bear Lake’s uranium, tracing its path from the Northwest Territories to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The author highlights the lack of knowledge and information given to the Dene people about the dangers of the uranium they transported. The article touches on the health and environmental impacts of uranium mining, as well as the controversy surrounding its cleanup and future mining potential. The author also reflects on society’s fears of nuclear weapons and the looming threat of disaster.


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