Download Yellowcake towns: uranium mining communities in the American by Michael A. Amundson PDF

By Michael A. Amundson

"Yellowcake cities: Uranium Mining groups within the American West" offers the 1st certain research of the 4 mining and milling groups on the heart of the 20th century uranium booms: Moab, Utah; promises, New Mexico; Uravan, Colorado; and Jeffrey urban, Wyoming. Amundson brings those locations to existence with tales of neighborhood boosters who hit on uranium as their key to fiscal progress. even supposing many boasted of recent refineries that supplied thousands of jobs or "Atomic lodges" and "Uranium Cafes" that epitomized their luck, few learned the inherent difficulties of dealing with significant inhabitants swings, infrastructure concerns, creeping federal dependency, or the overall healthiness dangers of underground mines and mill tailings.

Show description

Read or Download Yellowcake towns: uranium mining communities in the American West PDF

Best energy & mining books

Agricultural and Mineral Commodities Year Book

An in-depth survey of the main commodities of the area * Profiles every one commodity intimately * presents in-depth information on construction * comprises a useful listing Contents: * Introductory essays * Covers all significant agricultural and mineral items together with aluminium, coal, cotton, nickel, petroleum, bananas, rice, rubber, tea, espresso, tobacco, wheat, ordinary fuel, soybeans, zinc, lead and phosphates * every one commodity is profiled intimately with details on actual visual appeal, background, makes use of, significant markets, tendencies widespread, significant importers and exporters * Statistical info of contemporary degrees of construction at a world and person kingdom point * contemporary developments in costs with indexes of export costs * A listing of organisations focused on commodities.

Surface Production Operations, Volume 1, Third Edition: Design of Oil Handling Systems and Facilities

The most recent version of this best-selling identify is up to date and multiplied for simpler use via engineers. New to this variation is a piece at the basics of floor construction operations taking over issues from the oilfield as initially deliberate via the authors within the first variation. this knowledge is important and endemic to construction and technique engineers.

Blood Diamonds, Revised Edition: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones

First chanced on in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded some of the most savage insurgent campaigns in glossy heritage. those “blood diamonds” are smuggled out of West Africa and offered to valid diamond retailers in London, Antwerp, and big apple, frequently with the complicity of the foreign diamond undefined.

The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa’s Wealth

Considered one of monetary occasions’ Books of the 12 months, 2015The alternate in oil, gasoline, gem stones, metals and infrequent earth minerals wreaks havoc in Africa. through the years whilst Brazil, India, China and the opposite “emerging markets” have reworked their economies, Africa’s source states remained tethered to the ground of the economic offer chain.

Additional resources for Yellowcake towns: uranium mining communities in the American West

Example text

The law provided for federal ownership of all atomic reactors and production equipment. The act guaranteed that all fissionable materials—including uranium, thorium, and plutonium—would also be under government control. Further, it empowered the AEC to establish guaranteed prices for uranium ore if necessary. 10 The creation of the government market fulfilled the desire for the government to watch over the carnotite mining industry. Carnotite processing had been watched closely, including the progressives’ unsuccessful attempts to monitor radium production and the controlled production of vanadium and uranium during World War II.

In the early 1980s it was determined that the entire town was radioactive, and it was soon dismantled and remediation began. The white boardinghouse, constructed in 1914, is one of only two remaining buildings. Courtesy, Ken Bonner and the Estalee Silver Collection. As the campaign for government control of radium began, private companies, including Standard Chemical, decided to pursue their own course of action. In 1913 the company purchased land in western Colorado at the base of Club Mesa and began erecting a concentrating mill, lab, and boardinghouse.

For thousands of Americans who wanted to participate in the uranium rush without getting dirty, penny stocks were just the thing. By June 1954, 7 million shares—almost three times the daily volume on the New York Stock Exchange—were sold in a single day. 12 a share in just six months. Others were less fortunate. After stories began to circulate about suspected con men and crooks, the Securities Exchange Commission cracked down on brokerage houses, and the uranium market collapsed just eighteen months after it had begun.

Download PDF sample

Download Yellowcake towns: uranium mining communities in the American by Michael A. Amundson PDF
Rated 4.29 of 5 – based on 31 votes