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Mike Berube
Port Hope // Half Life

Houses along the waterfront of Port Hope. © Mike Berube

Houses along the waterfront of Port Hope, Ontario Canada scheduled to be remediated of low to medium level nuclear waste.

In recent years, Port Hope (Ontario, Canada) has undergone a significant radioactive waste remediation and removal process. Houses, farms, and public property have been identified for the removal of radioactive waste.
This photo essay by Mike Berube portrays the physical and personal effects of  contamination in our own backyard.

Farmland in Port Hope. © Mike Berube

Farmland in Port Hope, Ontario Canada deemed unsafe for cultivation due to buried low to medium level nuclear waste.

Sanford Haskill a farmer in Port Hope, © Mike Berube

Sanford Haskill a farmer in Port Hope, Ontario Canada holding a photo album of his first generation family farmers. Sanford Haskill now stands to loose much of his land as it is deemed unsafe to work on.

A children's park area in Port Hope, © Mike Berube

A children’s park area in Port Hope, deemed unsafe for play due to buried low to medium level radioactive waste.

A local resident of Port Hope, © Mike Berube

A local resident of Port Hope, Ontario Canada who’s basement in her home has been marked as an area unsafe for her to live in due to Radioactive contaminants in her basement area.

Burial site, © Mike Berube

Burial site for low to medium level radioactive waste in Port Hope, Ontario Canada

Chimney stacks, © Mike Berube

Chimney stacks on farming property belonging to a local producer of radium 55 in Port Hope,

A road leading out of Port Hope, © Mike Berube

A road leading out of Port Hope, Ontario Canada where much of the land has been undergoing a nuclear remediation program to remove low to medium level nuclear waste.

A nuclear plant, © Mike Berube

A nuclear plant that produces heavy water in order to make radium 55 in Port Hope.

Foot prints along the lake front in Port Hope. © Mike Berube

Foot prints along the lake front in Port Hope, Ontario Canada.

Mike-BerubeMike Berube (www.mikeberube.com) born in 1986. He lives in Toronto, Canada, where he is an established photographer. He initially gained recognition for his pictures in 2007 when he was commissioned to cover life in the slums in Kibera, Kenya. In 2008, the images would go on to receive recognition from World Press Photo and the Ian Parry Scholarship where his work was later exhibited at the Getty Gallery in the United Kingdom.
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