By Nick Allen
|The 15 foot statue of Superman on Superman Square|
in Metropolis Photo: ALAMY
In comic books the superhero is based in a fictional city of the same name.
The real Metropolis, which features Superman statues and a newspaper called "The Metropolis Planet," is also home to the Honeywell processing facility, America's only site for refining uranium for eventual use in nuclear power plants.
More than 200 union workers have been picketing the site since June when they were locked out and replacements brought in.
The strikers are warning of possible toxic releases and have planted dozens of small, white crosses to represent workers who have died of cancer.
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