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It is the Aluminum Company of Canada's colossal Project British Columbia--a development which will reverse the flow of a 5,000-square-mile drainage area and tap a 110-mile chain of lakes via a 10-mile tunnel to generate hydro-electric power from a "waterfall" sixteen times as high as Niagara.
And, of course, corporate use of the term |sustainable development', especially by transnationals like Alcan -- the Aluminum Company of Canada -- is equally farcical.
He describes the aluminum process in the 19th century, its commercialization, legal claims to commercial aluminum, the rise of the aluminum industry, ALCOA (Aluminum Company of America), ALCAN (Aluminum Company of Canada), 1930s unionization, the antitrust case of the 1930s, uses during World War II, products during the 1950s to the 1970s, applications for space travel, and the industry from the 1970s on.