On the Yellowcake Trail, Parts One to Four

The 80 year history of uranium in Canada is a legacy of environmental destruction, sickness, and death

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"Say it with flowers" by Otto Schade. Photo by Gary Knight CC, cropped from original

“Yellowcake” is the bright yellow uranium powder produced when raw uranium ore is crushed and purified. For decades, Canada has been the world’s largest producer of uranium: home to the richest ore bodies, the largest uranium mine in the world, and the world’s biggest publicly traded uranium mining company.

Entranced by the allure of nuclear power, scientists and government promote the nuclear industry as a safe and clean energy source. Yet at every stage there is polluted air, land, and water, wreaking permanent destruction on the health and environment of communities – especially Indigenous communities and their food, cultural, and medicine resources.

Here, re-published, is the complete yellowcake series by independent toxics researcher Anna Tilman

Yellowcake Trail Part One: History of Uranium Mining in Canada

Yellowcake Trail Part Two:Uranium Mining in Canada

Yellowcake Trail Part Three: Status of Nuclear Reactors Today:

Yellowcake Trail Part Four: Nuclear Waste Across Canada:

For the entire series in PDF format click HERE

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