Atomic Stampede (1994)

Genres - History, Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Illnesses & Disabilities, Military & War, Physical Sciences, Politics & Government, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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The uranium-mining boom in the Colorado Plateau in the 1950s, which was ignited by Cold War demand for atomic-weapon material. Included: the increased cancer rates among former miners; the financial risks and rewards of mining.

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cancer, Cold-War, mine, nuclear-weapon, prospector, radiation-poisoning, stock-market, uranium