C1. Abandoned Uranium Ore Sacks. These sacks were once filled with radioactive uranium concentrates and carried by Dene natives onto barges. They now lie rotting in the sun at Port Radium in Northern Canada, site of the world’s first uranium mine. Dene native Joe Blondin, Jr. surveys the scene. He was born in Port Radium when the mine was supplying the Manhattan Project with uranium for atomic bombs. Many Dene ore-carriers eventually sickened and died of cancer. Port Radium, Great Bear Lake, NWT. 18 July 1998.
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