Uranium milling has left a dirty and costly legacy on this state. Hundreds of millions of dollars are still being spent to clean up abandoned milling sites in Utah. And while the cost of cleaning these past mill sites is sobering, it pales in comparison to the stories of the people who live in these mill towns.
Utah hosts the only currently operating uranium mill in the country. But a second may be on the way as two companies move to re-start the Shootaring Canyon uranium mill near Ticaboo. Click here to read more.
The tiny community of Monticello, Utah, was home to a federally owned and operated mill that processed uranium ore for the United States’ atomic weapons program. During its heyday, the mill emitted a virtual toxic soup from its smokestack that constantly rained down on the community. Click here to read more.