CANADA: Twice the Uranium

Since the first atomic bomb exploded at Alamogordo in 1945, Washington and Ottawa have been hunting diligently for new uranium deposits. Reason: capacity of Canada's only uranium-producing mine, at Great Bear Lake on the edge of the Arctic Circle, is far short of U.S. needs, and overseas sources might be cut off by submarines in wartime. Last week in Toronto, William J. Bennett, boss of Canada's uranium monopoly, announced that Canada's second major mine would go into production, probably next year, at Beaver-lodge Lake in northwestern Saskatchewan. He fixed its initial production at 500 tons of ore daily, revealed that...

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