Field Notes — White Mesa Mill
The global demand for uranium is changing. While the majority of uranium produced today ends up used in power plants, the metallic element can also be enriched to make weapons-grade material usable in a nuclear weapon. From mining to processing — uranium takes an often hidden journey that stretches the globe. Stimson expert Cindy Vestergaard recently traveled to the White Mesa Mill in San Juan County, Utah — the only operating conventional uranium mill in the United States — to see firsthand the safeguards in place from the start of the uranium extraction process.
Click the image below to read her Field Notes.