The atom bomb and local weather
• Clarke was employed by the Dominion Public Weather Service. He often referred to a large meteorological map in the studio during his radio segments with host Bill Bessey.
• In this clip, Clarke refers to "experiments" in Port Hope, Ont. From 1932 to 1953 a refinery in the town, on Lake Ontario, processed radioactive ores to produce radium and uranium. Radium was used in medical treatments and for illuminating watch faces; uranium was used for defence purposes.
Program: Clearing Up the Weather
Broadcast Date: April 3, 1948
Host: Bill Bessey
Reporter: Gilmour Clarke
Last updated: March 9, 2012
Page consulted on December 6, 2013
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