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Uranium ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB527726
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Dale Phillips, Graydon McCrea
Directors:  Magnus Isacsson
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian Social Studies, Civics, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Geography, Health and Medicine, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Safety, Science, Social Issues, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1990
Running Time:  47m 56s
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Uranium explores the consequences of uranium mining in Canada. Because of toxic and radioactive waste, there are profound, long-term environmental hazards associated with uranium mining. For miners who work at the sites, there is the substantially increased risk of getting cancer. And, because most of the mining to date has been on land historically used by Canada's Native populations, uranium mining violates the traditional economic and spiritual lives of many aboriginal people. Given our limited knowledge of the risks associated with uranium mining, this film questions the validity of its continuation.

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