Perhaps no one knows the ins and outs of Sudbury's Copper Cliff smelter better than Sam Marcuson. He played a key role in the 1988-1994 SO2 abatement project at the smelter, leading development of a unique process for producing blister copper from nickel–containing chalcocite. The recipient of the Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM 2018 Airey award - the most prestigious award in Canadian metallurgy and materials science - Marcuson traces the metallurgical and environmental history of the smelter, and in the process, sheds light on the dynamics between industry, engineering, environmental regulation and society. 

This presentation was recorded at the 57th Conference of Metallurgists in Colombus, Ohio on October 15, 2018.