Uranium

EarthTalk
12:00 am
Sun June 23, 2013

Uranium Mining

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Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that there has been an increase in uranium mining in the U.S. due to a renewed interest in nuclear energy? What are the health and environmental ramifications of this?

                                                                                                   -- Paul Raffman, New Bedford, MA

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Word of Mouth
11:26 am
Thu May 9, 2013

The Girls Of Atomic City

A close look at a cubicle control panel in the Y-12 plant.
girlsofatomiccity.com

The story of the development and deployment of the atomic bomb is generally told as a narrative driven by powerful men like Oppenheimer, Truman, and Stimson, operating at the highest levels of government. What few people know is how many women played a crucial role – albeit unknowingly – in one of the most significant turning points in history. Denise Kiernan interviewed several women who worked in Oak Ridge, Tennessee – a secret, government-built town created as part of the Manhattan Project. Their stories, combined with detailed reporting, come together in her new book called The Girls of Atomic City.

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