Ontario mine safety inquiry now long overdue

In the early 1970s, a young reporter at the Globe and Mail named Gerald Seniuk published a series publicly disclosing, for the first time, the appalling mortality rates from industrial disease among uranium miners in Elliot Lake.

His revelations scandalized the nation and triggered a series of impromptu — and highly illegal — wildcat walkouts by those miners, which focused still further national attention on the Elliot Lake uranium mines.

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