Colorado Experience: Uranium Mania

Colorado Experience: Uranium Mania

America’s explosive successes in peace and war were fueled by the radioactive wealth from the Colorado Plateau. The mineral carnotite was a “Pandora’s rock” of scientific, medical, industrial and military power for 20th Century America with its unleashed resources of radium, vanadium and uranium. Even though the energetic and frenetic mining and refining of uranium ore in Western Colorado has mostly ceased, its remaining trace elements of memory and controversy still radiate from Uravan and Grand Junction throughout the state, the nation and the world.


  1. Taylor Davison on October 23, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Oh, goody! More Colorado history for me!

  2. Joluvslilhorses on October 23, 2020 at 2:13 pm

    Chernobyl and Fukushima……ugh

  3. nisw1918 on October 23, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    Yellow cake.

  4. rahkin rah on October 23, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    I live on the Western Slope and have driven through there numerous times. Thank you for this episode.

  5. Lurker1979 on October 23, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    All I think of is the Fallout games. lol

  6. Thomas Bingel on October 23, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Very recommendable! The naive optimism of the 1950s became tragic

  7. toordog on October 23, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    These people seem very proud to be a part of the pollution and cancers of this planet….

    Yeah, that’s where I want to have a picnic….

  8. granskare on October 23, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Stalin had spies within the project.

  9. MikesAvenger on October 23, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    I can watch this stuff all day!

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