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  • Art and the atomic age

    Art and the atomic age

    Radioactive disposal sites and other residuals of the bomb era.

  • The Latest: Mt. Taylor uranium mines still haunt Navajo communities

    The Latest: Mt. Taylor uranium mines still haunt Navajo communities

    A permit for an inactive mine may be renewed.

  • Underground movement

    In northern Colorado, ranchette owners are scrambling to fight a proposal for uranium mining.

  • Navajos pay for industry's mistakes

    The federal Radiation Exposure Compensation Act was created to compensate uranium miners and mill workers sickened by their jobs, but on the Navajo Reservation, Dr. Bruce Baird Struminger says the program has proved flawed

  • The Hot West

    Graphics show the location of the West’s nuclear sites and uranium sources, and the nuclear fuel cycle is described

  • Navajo Windfall

    The Navajo Nation is fighting to keep uranium mining off the reservation, but eager uranium companies are determined to mine– and the federal government is on their side

  • The Fourth Wave

    With uranium prices rising, speculators are looking anew at busted mining towns like Jeffrey City, Wyo., but locals have learned to be skeptical

  • HCN's secret past

    High Country News reveals its odd historical connection with the West’s uranium obsession of the 1950s

  • Reborn

    With global warming an increasing threat, some are urging a return to nuclear energy, but the industry’s own checkered past reminds us that a nuclear renaissance will be neither easy nor cheap

  • Navajos put more than 17 million acres off-limits

    The Navajo Nation has banned uranium mining on the reservation, but that may not stop an already-approved mining project

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