Thursday, September 9, 2010

Read Peter Hessler's Letter from Colorado: The Uranium Widows in this week's New Yorker

In his piece "The Uranium Widows: A bid to revive a controversial industry,"  Peter writes about Uravan, a once-booming uranium-mining town in southwestern Colorado, which was eventually destroyed and buried because of fears of radiation. In this video by Benjamin Lowy, Peter talks about his visit to the former site of the town.