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By Michael A. Amundson

"Yellowcake cities: Uranium Mining groups within the American West" offers the 1st distinctive research of the 4 mining and milling groups on the middle of the 20th century uranium booms: Moab, Utah; gives you, New Mexico; Uravan, Colorado; and Jeffrey urban, Wyoming. Amundson brings those areas to lifestyles with tales of neighborhood boosters who hit on uranium as their key to financial development. even though many boasted of recent refineries that supplied hundreds and hundreds of jobs or "Atomic hotels" and "Uranium Cafes" that epitomized their luck, few discovered 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.

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Two days later another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, and World War II was over. ” 53 The Metals Reserve Company and the Manhattan Project had helped stabilize life on the Colorado Plateau. Local miners were given guaranteed prices for their ores, and nearby farmers and ranchers found ready markets for their products. Likewise, the major industrial companies—VCA and USV—prospered on government war contracts. Although the nationalization of the carnotite industry progressives dreamed of had given way to a joint government–private industry agreement, the role of the federal government in the uranium towns had certainly increased.

4. D. , University of Southern California, 1970, 19–22. 5. Ibid. 6. Life and work in the Joe Junior Camp around World War I are described in Kenneth C. Nicholson, “Early Carnotite Mining in Colorado,” Engineering and Mining Journal 159, no. 6 (June 1958): 100–101. 7. : By the author, 1992). 8. Charles L. Parson, R. B. Moore, S. C. Lind, and O. C. : Government Printing Office [GPO], 1915), and Karl L. Kithill and John A. : GPO, 1917). 9. Shumway, “History,” 71–72. 10. , 74. 11. An excellent history of the radium era, including Canada’s rise as a top radium producer in the 1930s, can be found in Robert Bothwell, Eldorado: Canada’s National Uranium Company (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1984), 3– 154.

Lind, and O. C. : Government Printing Office [GPO], 1915), and Karl L. Kithill and John A. : GPO, 1917). 9. Shumway, “History,” 71–72. 10. , 74. 11. An excellent history of the radium era, including Canada’s rise as a top radium producer in the 1930s, can be found in Robert Bothwell, Eldorado: Canada’s National Uranium Company (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1984), 3– 154. S. Uranium, 1898–1945 12. William L. Chenoweth, “The Uranium-Vanadium Deposits of the Uravan Mineral Belt and Adjacent Areas, Colorado and Utah,” New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 32nd Field Conference, Western Slope Colorado, 1981, 165–170.

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