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Nuclear Technology in the American West Oral History Project

This oral history project focuses on documenting the stories of people involved in the controversies over nuclear technologies (uranium mining, nuclear testing, and nuclear waste storage) in the American West. Although there are some oral history collections that address uranium mining and nuclear testing in the West, there are no collections that address nuclear waste siting. As such, this project is primarily concerned with collecting oral histories related to nuclear waste siting from affected American Indian tribes, activist organizations, corporations, employees, and federal and state governments. This project also complements extant oral history collections by collecting the stories of people involved with uranium mining or nuclear testing who have not yet told their stories.

For more information contact project director Danielle Endres, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, at

Last Updated: 6/22/21