THE FOURTH WAVE: Can the West's uranium towns rise once more?

Western, Samuel
September 2006
High Country News;9/4/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 16, p10
The article looks at the probability of the rebirth of the uranium industry in cities in Western U.S., like Jeffrey City in Wyoming whose uranium operation had been closed due to public disdain for nuclear power, unconventional government policy and globalization during the 1970's. With the growth in the demand and increase uranium prices in 2006 that reached $47 per pound, the author discusses that mine cities in the region are seeing new hope of revival. However, industry experts speculates that the cities potential rebirth depends on several economic factors, which includes its capability to compete with foreign operations that have access to high-grade ore and low-paid workers.


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