by John H Marsh


A short diversion takes us past what was until recently the most top-secret effort by Man
to make a hole in the ground. It is the biggest uranium mine in the world, at Rossing,
where but three or four years ago there was not even habitation.
The open pit is 1 km in diameter, the dots on the roads are 150-ton dump trucks,
and the electric shovels that fill them pack up 13 cubic meters of soil at a time.

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