Elliot Lake: the world"s uranium capital
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Published by Canadian Geographical Journal .
Written in English


Book details:

Classifications
LC ClassificationsUR #94 1972
The Physical Object
Pagination15 p.
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21993493M

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Boom Town Blues: Collapse and Revival in a Single-Industry Community tells of the Northern Ontario city of Elliot Lake, once the uranium capital of the world, which was devastated by the closing of the uranium mines operated by Denison and Rio Algom. The closures and mass layoffs were first announced in with the layoffs occurring from then until June Throughout the period after. Boom Town Blues: Collapse and Revival in a Single-Industry Community tells of the Northern Ontario city of Elliot Lake, once the uranium capital of the world, which was devastated by the closing of the uranium mines operated by Denison and Rio Algom. Elliot Lake. Known in the early ’s as the “Uranium Capital of the World” Elliot Lake was planned and built to serve the needs of the miners employed at the uranium mines in the immediate vicinity. In , the peak year of production, ten mines in the Elliot Lake-Blind River area mined and sold nearly half a billion dollars worth of uranium. About 30 years ago, Elliot Lake made the unlikely pivot from uranium capital to retirement destination. Meet some of the people, both newcomers and long-timers, who call the town : Erik White.

The monument offers information on the history of mining in Elliot Lake by celebrating the families who transformed a rural community into the Uranium Capital of the World. Miners' Memorial. The Miners' Memorial is engraved with the names of workers from Elliot Lake mines who have died from workplace accidents or occupational illnesses. The town of Elliot Lake is located in northern Ontario. By road, the town is i) 30 km N of the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 17); ii) km W of the nickel-mining district of Sudbury, ON; iii) km E of Sault Ste. Marie, ON, the gateway to Michigan, USA, and iv) 58 km NE of Blind River, ON, where Cameco operates the world’s largest commercial uranium refinery. The City's modern story began in when the famous Backdoor Staking Bee that rivalled the Klondike Gold Rush put Elliot Lake on the worldwide map with the discovery of a massive, rich uranium ore body.   Elliot Lake over the past sixty years has had two unofficial titles. The first is “Jewel in the Wilderness,” and the second is “the Uranium Capital of the World.” In the s, the U.S. push for uranium production prompted exploitation of local uranium deposits. Very quickly a town sprang up where before there was none.

  Boom Town Blues: Collapse and Revival in a Single-Industry Community tells of the Northern Ontario city of Elliot Lake, once the uranium capital of the world, which was devastated by the closing of the uranium mines operated by Denison and Author: Jo-Anne Christensen. : Boom Town Blues: Elliot Lake: Collapse and Revival in a Single-Industry Community (): Mawhiney, Anne-Marie, Pitblado, Jane: Books. The Power And The Promise book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.3/5.   David B. Mansur, then president of the CMHC, explains: “The decision was made in spite of the fact that the uranium contracts were for five years only. The shadow of overhung all the negotiations. But there was a big job to be done at Elliot Lake. Uranium was a precious metal in short supply. It was urgently needed for defense.