Cassiar, BC., a postcard from the 1970's
Look closely at this photo -- the white mountain
in the middle, beside the town, is asbestos waste from the mill of
Cassiar Asbestos Corporation. The market-quality product was bagged inside the mill and the waste was piled where you see it
here. Note the haze to the left of the mountain -- this is asbestos dust which settled over everything in
the town and surrounding countryside, depending on which way the wind was blowing.
Has anyone done a study on the cancer rates of the people who
lived and worked there? Much less on the native population who lived in a separate village which was usually
down-wind from the mill?
Please see the very informative
Cassiar . . . do you remember? website.
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