Big Bad Boom: Radioactive Deja Vu in the American West
This one is actually fairly recent but I chose to group it with others about the nuclear industry. Uranium, like oil, is a finite resource and as the nuclear industry expands, it becomes more precious. The American West has seen a rush of oil and gas development and uranium may be next. Even if the market for our uranium stalls, the exploration process alone is ecologically damaging as explained in this essay. The link is to the original tomdispatch.com version.