Our latest set to show you…..uranium mining!

From our early blogs about the increase in uranium mining here in the U.S. (which has just as much merit today with our country’s ever-rising energy prices as it did back in 2008) to our more recent blogs, uranium mining is something we’ve been watching for quite some time. Back in 2009 we blogged about the Cotter Corporation’s uranium mill in Canon City, CO and it’s status as one of the Superfund sites in the U.S. And we were pleased to receive a note of thanks for our blog regarding mining too close to residential areas.

So what is all the fuss about? Have a look:

Aerial views of open-pit uranium mines in the Gas Hills of central Wyoming. Probably taken during summer 2002. Photos courtesy of LightHawk.



Satellite images showing details of landscape impact caused by an “in-situ” uranium leaching operation in central Wyoming operated by Power Resources, Incorporated. In 2008, PRI was fined by the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality for multiple violations at this facility.

Detail of open-pit uranium mining near Wollaston Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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