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 – that 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? Or on the native people who lived in a separate village which was usually down-wind from the mill?