What has remained in the Border District - the aftermath of a mining landscape!
The third largest uranium mining industry in the world had been established in the centre of a densely populated region.
Without any regard to the environment not less than 1 billion tons of rock containing uranium was mined in the middle of a densely populated region.
200 million tons of useable rock were processed.
100 millions tons were deposited in the immediate vicinity of the population.
Slag was deposited in dumping sites in the middle of densely populated areas.
Even today, snow and ice does not touch these dumps.
Radioactive sludge was channelled into large basins.
The only goal of these measures was to supply raw materials for the nuclear arsenal needed in the Cold War.