EagleHasLanded writes: Lost in the discussion of the pros and cons of nuclear power (“clean energy,” or a disaster waiting to happen?) are the impacts – both positive and negative – on the people and communities responsible for producing nuclear energy and the fuels it requires. In southwestern Colorado, a controversial proposal to build a new uranium processing mill, predictably, pits environmentalists against industry. Yet some find it strange that the towns in the surrounding area are strongly pro-mill, especially when one considers that lung cancer has taken the lives of countless local miners, and another uranium mining town in the same county, Uravan, Colorado, had to be completely buried in a Superfund cleanup. But those things get overlooked when people desperately need jobs.
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