Radioactive Mineral Mining in Wayne County, Utah

As Utah’s “oldest nonagricultural industry” (Whitley 2006:xiii), mining has been an important part of the diversification of the state’s economy and population, impacting “geography, architecture, business activity. . . social movements. . . ethnic and geographical landscapes” (Notarianni 2006:xi). At the turn of the twentieth century, Utah was ranked “among the first five states of the …