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The fluorspar mines of Newfoundland : their history and the epidemic of radiation lung cancer

Author: John R Martin
Publisher: Montréal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2012.
Series: McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services studies in the history of medicine, health, and society, 38.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the early 1930s a rich deposit of fluorspar, a mineral used in the production of aluminum, steel, non-stick coatings, and fire retardant clothing, was discovered on the southern tip of Newfoundland. Two mines were established and by mid-century were major employers in St Lawrence. In the 1950s physician Cyril Walsh noticed a marked increase in cases of cancer in the miners. By the late 1960s nearly twenty
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John R Martin
ISBN: 9780773540392 0773540393 9780773540408 0773540407
OCLC Number: 782100993
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xviii, 175 pages : illustrations, portraits.
Contents: 1 The St Lawrence Fluorspar Mines: The Early Days --
2 The War Years and the Last Days of Commission of Government --
3 Newfluor in the 1950s --
4 Newfluor in the 1960s --
5 The St Lawrence Corporation: The Twilight Years --
6 The Royal Commission and the Aftermath --
7 Newfluor in the 1970s and Closure --
8 St Lawrence Fluorspar Company Ltd --
A Fluorspar: Geology, Distribution, and Industrial Uses --
B St Lawrence Corporation Production Statistics --
C Newfluor Production Statistics --
D Fluorspar Mining at St Lawrence (Total Shipments, Employment, and Value of Shipments), 1941-1978, 1987-1990 --
E Processing of Claims by Workmen's Compensation Board (WCB) in 1967 --
F Scale of Compensation at Various Years, Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC), 1951-2005.
Series Title: McGill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services studies in the history of medicine, health, and society, 38.
Responsibility: John R. Martin.

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"Martin concisely and competently traces the time of events in the mines' history." - Lancet Ontology, 1st March 2013

 
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