Thursday, August 13, 2009

Colorado's uranium legacy

With the debate heating up over uranium exploration and mining in Arizona, Colorado is having a similar debate over reopening a uranium mill near the historic mining town of Durango [right, mill tailings pile. Credit,]. The Durango Herald last week published an impressive set of articles looking at the history of mining and milling in the region. I haven't read all of the articles yet, but the ones I have read are good.

1 comment:

  1. I was saddened to read the Reed Hayes article about his unfortunate misstep that led to 4 decades of pain. That article no longer appears to be avaialable; does anyone have a copy of it?