northern uranium mining
from the canadian content article
articles from Northern News Service
"The Dene People of Great Bear Lake Call For A Federal Response To Uranium Deaths" and "Deline poisoned?"
How Uranium from Great Bear Lake Ended Up in A-Bombs
A Chronology by Gordon Edwards, beginning before World War II
Echoes of the Atomic Age: Cancer kills fourteen aboriginal uranium workers
Copied from the Calgary Herald article by Andrew Nikiforuk. Also includes an timeline of Port Radium, and another article entitled "Echoes of the Atomic Age: Uranium haunts a northern aboriginal village"
Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility
"CCNR is a not-for-profit organization...It is dedicated to education and research on all issues related to nuclear energy, whether civilian or military -- including non-nuclear alternatives -- especially those pertaining to Canada." [*thank you to CCNR President Gordon Edwards for some fact clarification]
Uranium Information Centre
Located in Melbourne, Australia, providing info. on Uranium around the world. Their 1997 stats show that "Nearly half of the world's production of uranium from mines is in Canada and Australia."
...and Indigenous People
WISE (World Information Service on Energy) Uranium Project
"covers the health and environmental impacts of the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle - in particular of uranium mining and milling. WISE Uranium Project is part of World Information Service on Energy, a world-wide network of safe energy activists."
Northern News Services
Hats off to Glen Korstrom, whose articles provided valuable background research for our article.
NOTE: A documentary by Peter Blow by Vision TV was recently aired entitled "Village of Widows". it tells the story of the Sahtu Dene and their work carrying the uranium ore. I didn't find out about it until it had aired, but I'm sure it would be well worth watching.