AUTHORAndelman, David A. / Parker, Benjamin
TITLEDevelopment of Uranium Metal Production in America
PERIODICAL TITLEJournal of Chemical Education
DATE PUBLISHED1960
VOLUME NUMBER37
ISSUE NUMBER2
PAGE NUMBERS56-58
ISSN0021-9584
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This article presents an interesting, controversial history of uranium mining in Colorado from the early twentieth century through World War II and the Cold War to the present (2010). It focuses on the impacts of uranium processing mill at Uravan on the local economy and the health of residents and miners. The author links the fluctuating demand for uranium to the varying importance of nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants. The controversy surrounding acceptable levels of radiation is presented as well as the differing positions of locals and environmentalists on a proposed new processing mill.


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