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A look at the town defined by an industry falling out of favour

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Graffiti scratched on an information sign at the observatory to see the pit of Jeffrey Mine in the town of Asbestos, Quebec, September 20, 2012.

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A sign by the observatory to see the asbestos pit -Jeffrey Mine in the town of Asbestos, Quebec, September 20, 2012.

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A faded out sign signals the town of Asbestos, Quebec, in front of the Jeffrey mine, September 20, 2012.

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Jeffrey Mine seen through a cemetary in the town of Asbestos, Quebec, September 20, 2012.

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Gaston Bossè, who worked for 43 years in the local asbestos mill, has been diagnosed with asbestosis but remains an ardent supporter of asbestos mining nonetheless. and wants to see the mine resume operations.

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The road leading into the Jeffrey Mine in the town of Asbestos, Que. The massive open pit in the heart of the community is deep enough to swallow the Eiffel Tower

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