Perpetual Architecture: Uranium Disposal Cells of America

2393 Green River Disposal Cell, Utah. Image from CLUI Archive, with flight support from Lighthawk, 2012.This exhibit features large glowing black & white LCD images, from the archives of the CLUI, of a selection of uranium disposal cells in the southwest. In addition, interactive touchscreen map displays have more images and information about these unique structures.

More than 30 of these disposal cells have been constructed over the last 25 years, primarily to contain radioactive contamination from decommissioned uranium mills and processing sites. They are time capsules, of sorts, designed to take their toxic contents, undisturbed, as far into the future as possible.

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VIEW A MAP OF URANIUM DISPOSAL CELLS AND OTHER RADIOACTIVE DISPOSAL SITES IN THE U.S.A.