Colorado Experience

Uranium Mania

Season 5 Episode 3 | 26m 40s

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. Even though the mining and refining of uranium ore in Western Colorado has mostly ceased its remaining trace elements still radiate from Uravan and Grand Junction.

Aired: 11/02/17

Rating: NR

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