2007 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: 14 Nov 2007 06:48:54 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Port Hope (ONT) uranium
Town's residents test positive for uranium contamination

Toronto Globe & Mail (ONT)
November 13, 2007

The result of testing conducted on a small group of residents of Port 
Hope has found contamination by uranium of military or industrial origin.

Four of nine people tested had unusual types of uranium in their bodies, 
including one who carried measurable quantities of depleted uranium, 
which is used to make armour-piercing weapons, and another who had 
uranium at levels about three times higher than average concentrations 
of the element.

Port Hope, a community of 16,000 located about 100 kilometres east of 
Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario, is the site of the world's oldest 
uranium-processing facility, which produced uranium used in the 
Manhattan Project that developed the first nuclear bombs. It is also the 
scene of one of the largest radioactive soil cleanups in Canada, with an 
estimated 3.5 million cubic metres of contaminated dirt buried around 
the town from dumping between the 1930s and 1950s.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918

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