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CHARLES DOBIE : LOCAL HISTORY
CASSIAR, BC.

Cassiar, BC., a postcard from the 1970's

Postcard of Cassiar BC in the 1970's showing a mountain of asbestos.
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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