Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Finding Uravan

Jane Thompson, president of the Rimrockers’ Historical Society, on a ridge overlooking State Highway 141 and what used to be Uravan, Colorado. She holds a picture of the town, which was buried in a costly Superfund cleanup in the 1980s and ’90s. For more on the “gone but not forgotten” town of Uravan and the controversy surrounding uranium mining and milling in Colorado’s West End, see Failure’s new feature Uravan, Colorado.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Radiation caution sign - Uravan

Radiation caution signs like these ring the barbed-wire fencing that discourages people from entering the Uravan site.

House relocated from Uravan to E. Paradox

This house was relocated from Uravan to East Paradox, Colorado. Photo taken in September 2012. 

Uravan rest stop sign

The above sign -- which briefly recounts the history of Uravan, Colorado -- is found at a rest stop off of State Highway 141.