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ERCO Phosphorus Plant, ca. 1974.
ERCO Phosphorus Plant, ca. 1974

In the 1960s, Electric Reduction Company of Canada Industries Limited (ERCO) built a phosphorus manufacturing plant at Long Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador. The plant closed in 1989, leaving 290 people out of work.

Reproduced by permission of Martha (Lake) Sanger © 1974. From Martha Lake, “ The Long Harbour Phosphorus Plant: Pollution of the Physical Environment.” Unpublished paper in Archives and Special Collections (MF-384), QE II Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. Johnís, NL.

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