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Dec 2, 2016

It requires a massive amount of “overburden” removal and post-processing to extract the useful uranium.


As with many other mining operations, much uranium is obtained from “open pit” mines. These create huge holes in the earth as well as piles of excavated material that are usually not put back when a mine is no longer productive. This results in a severe strain on the local ecology as well as being unsightly.