» Uranium Mining and Processing
Satellite and aerial images showing open-pit and in-situ uranium mining and uranium processing operations around the world.
Various - Uranium
12 Photos Miscellaneous images related to uranium mining and processing.
Cotter Uranium Mill Superfund Site
5 Photos The Cotter Corporation, a subsidiary of General Atomics, began operating this uranium mill on the outskirts of Canon City, Colorado, in 1958. Liquid wastes containing radionuclides and heavy metals were discharged from 1958 to 1978 into eleven unlined tailings ponds. The ponds were replaced in 1982 with the construction of two lined impoundments. Prior to 1982, a number of Lincoln Park wells showed elevated levels of contamination. The site was placed on the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites on September 21, 1984.
In 2001, Cotter Corp. applied for a license amendment to reopen the mill. (Click here for more information).
We overlaid flood data from FEMA showing areas at high risk of flooding that cross the Cotter facility and lead directly into residential neighborhoods just one mile from the site.
Data source: FEMA Stay-Dry flood data (a Google Earth file)
In-Situ Mining, Wyoming
9 Photos In-situ uranium leaching operation in central Wyoming.
Gas Hills, Wyoming
28 Photos Open-pit uranium mines in the Gas Hills of central Wyoming; aerial and satellite views.
Wollaston Lake, Saskatchewan
2 Photos Open-pit uranium mining near Wollaston Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.