Uranium

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Visitors May Have Been Exposed to Radiation For Years

A park safety manager reveals that three buckets of uranium ore were sitting in a museum storage basement, starting in 2000.
Becky Ferreira
2.19.19
Atoms For Peace

Nuclear Energy Programs Rarely Lead to Nuclear Weapons

Policy experts and heads of states have wrung their hands about the weaponization of nuclear energy programs for decades.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.9.17
politics

Untangling the 'Clinton Gave the Russians Uranium' Conspiracy Theory

A primer on the narrative being pushed by Donald Trump and right-wing media outlets.
Mark Hay
11.1.17
Power VR

Why Canada Is Selling Advanced Nuclear Reactors to China

Future reactors might be powered by thorium, a long-held nuclear dream.
Tomas Urbina
5.3.17
Major Lazer

Scientists Are Trying to Detect Enriched Uranium From Miles Away With Friggin' Lasers

It one day could be attached to a drone and used to discover covert uranium enrichment facilities.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.8.17
Health

Scientists Have Figured Out How Radioactive Your Brunch Is

A new study from researchers at North Carolina State University reveals how much radiation is emitted by everyday objects—including avocados and toast.
Daisy Meager
10.19.16
The Crown and Sceptre Issue

Plutonium in the Hills: How Do You Keep Nuclear Secrets Buried Forever?

Decades after the fall of Soviet Union, scientists are working to determine the lasting environmental effects of Soviet nuclear testing in Kazakhstan.
ALEX PASTERNACK
11.24.15
Histories

The First Nuclear Reactor Lived Under Some Bleachers by a Football Field

Happy birthday to Chicago Pile-1. Rest in peace.
Michael Byrne
11.16.15
News

We Asked Two Experts if We Should Be Worried About the Islamic State Getting Nuclear Weapons

They told us that there's no reason to lose your shit about the prospect of terrorists getting "nukes" on the black market. But it would be possible for them to acquire some kinds of radioactive material.
Mark Hay
10.7.15
water

The Farm Runoff Feedback Loop Is Turning Aquifers Radioactive

Researchers have linked spiking groundwater uranium levels to agricultural runoff.
Michael Byrne
8.18.15
News

Uranium Minefield: Middle Men Are Bleeding Aboriginal Land Dry

The Australian Government has approved a new uranium mine on Indigenous land, despite ongoing investigations of corruption. While millions are being made in mining profits, some Indigenous landowners still live in poverty.
Jack Callil
5.11.15
News

Indigenous Canadians Are Fighting the Uranium Mining Industry

A group of remote northern Dene trappers are fighting to preserve some of their traditional land from exploitation.
Michael Toledano
2.11.15
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