“The Hole Story”
Most Canadians believe that ecological pollution only happens in third-world countries or by the occasional oil-tanker running aground. Well, not so. In places like Sudbury, Ontario, thousands of tonnes of toxic waste are pumped continuously from mines, poisoning vast tracks of land. The above image by Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is an example of nickel tailings of which “…the intense reds and oranges are caused by the oxidation of the iron that is left behind in the process of separating nickel and other metals from the ore.” Much land is now uninhabitable and will remain toxic forever. For a complete understanding of the insanity associated with “Industrial Progress” the documentary movie “The Hole Story” is a masterpiece. It can be found on Netfix and elsewhere.