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Elliot Lake: the world"s uranium capital

Elliot Lake: the world"s uranium capital

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Published by Canadian Geographical Journal .
Written in English


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

  Boom Town Blues book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Boom Town Blues: Collapse and Revival in a Single-Industry Community tells 3/5(1). Boom Town Blues: Elliot Lake: Collapse and Revival in a Single-Industry Community: : Anne-Marie Mawhiney, Jane Pitblado: Libros en idiomas extranjerosFormat: Tapa blanda.

Boom Town Blues: Elliot Lake: Collapse and Revival in a Single-Industry Community eBook: Mawhiney, Anne-Marie, Pitblado, Jane, Mawhiney, Anne-Marie, Pitblado, Jane Manufacturer: Dundurn. After each bust, the boom would create a large (up to 50 percent in ) turnover of new residents. Elliot Lake wasn't just any mining town. It billed itself as the "Uranium Capital of the World" (a title now claimed by Saskatchewan). At the town's entrance, visitors were greeted by a giant model of a uranium atom.

Ironically, because the federal government deemed uranium, a resource for nuclear energy and weapons, under its jurisdiction, Elliot Lake’s miners were not initially protected under the new act. “It was bureaucratic baloney,” says Gerard. “We fought our way through it and ended up getting a resolution two or three years : Alexandra Lopez-Pacheco. In fact, Elliot Lake was once known as the “uranium capital of the world.” Over the course of Elliot Lake’s history, through the boom and bust cycle of the mining industry, the community remained resilient. By the late s, however, it was made clear that the days of mining in Elliot Lake .


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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 cturer: Dundurn.

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.

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 Elliot Lake: the worlds uranium capital book 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. Inthe 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. At the height of its boom, Elliot Lake was world renowned as the Uranium Capital of the World.

Today, the annual population of the city rests at a heal proud locals. It's a Northern Ontario city where the snowmobile conditions are great and its infrastructure comfortably caters to visiting snowmobilers. Elliot Lake is a city in Algoma District, Ontario, Canada.

It is north of Lake Huron, midway between the cities of Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie in the Northern Ontario region. Once dubbed the "uranium capital of the world," Elliot Lake has since diversified to a hub for forest harvesting, mine reclamation expertise, exporting glass awards and telescoping equipment for mining.

Elliot Lake is now known as a place for Country: Canada. The background of the community on Frame Crescent is woven into the boom and bust history of Elliot Lake, the Uranium Capital of Canada. The site was originally built by Denison Mines Ltd. ina time when the mines of Elliot Lake flourished.

Elliot Lake: The “Uranium Capital” of the world, the Blind River-Elliot Lake area of Ontario had 12 uranium mines by All mining was underground at a depth of to metres. All mining was underground at a depth of to metres. Elliot Lake, Canada. Nine citizens of Pittsylvania County visited Elliot Lake, Canada, the former “Uranium Capital of the World,” on a trip sponsored by Virginia Uranium.

From the s to the s, several mines owned by Rio Algom and Denison Mines produced a lion’s share of the world’s supply in Elliot Lake.

PDF-Ebook: Boom Town Blues: Collapse and Revival in a Single-Industry Community tells of the Northern Ontario city of Elliot Lake, once the uranium capital.

Elliot Lake and Blind River area ruled out as suitable site for nuclear waste bunker. CP. once known as the uranium capital of the world, felt that putting itself forward was the responsible.

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 : Dundurn.Geology and Uranium Deposits, Quirke Lake-Elliot Lake, Blind River Area, Ontario (Preliminary Report),Geological Survey of Canada, Paper, P 21 pages with 3 .