Office of Legacy Management

“Uranium Mania,” a Controversial Legacy

October 26, 2017

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Dr. April Gil, manager of the LM office in Grand Junction, was interviewed for “Uranium Mania.”
Dr. April Gil, manager of the LM office in Grand Junction, was interviewed for “Uranium Mania.”
Rocky Mountain PBS

In a program airing November 2, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. Mountain time, Rocky Mountain PBS’ “Uranium Mania” explores the controversial legacy of uranium mining in Colorado and its ties to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Manhattan Project, and curing (and causing) cancer. The program is part of “Colorado Experience,” a series that explores the people, events, and places that have shaped Colorado.

Dr. April Gil, manager of the LM Grand Junction office in Colorado, was interviewed for the public television program by Daniel Garrison, producer and correspondent-in-residence for RMPBS at Colorado Mesa University. Others interviewed for the program include William Chenoweth, whose career with DOE started as a field geologist with the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in 1952; Zebulon Miracle, curator of curiosity for Gateway Canyons Resort; and Jane Thompson, President of the Rimrocker Historical Society of Western Montrose County in Colorado. Students at CMU also contributed to the project.