Uravan (1936, 4,990 feet) is a spooky relic of the atomic age, a latter-day boom town where a uranium and vanadium mill are now decaying. The U.S. Vanadium Company developed the town. It was later run by the Union Carbide Corporation, which closed its operations in 1984. Uravan appeared on the Environmental Protection Agency Superfund list two years later. Cleanup continues, and this burned-out town in search of resurrection has offered itself as a regional dump site for radioactive waste.
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