First used as a weapon against the Japanese urainium is now a great source of energy but not without its drawbacks. Infact it has far more bad things than good going for it. Uranium is one of the most radioactive elements on the planetm and thus is extremely dangerous. Infact in my own homw town of Fruita the dangerous parts of the uranium boom is still around. When many of the schools in the valley were being created uranium tailings were used as a foundation, the result was an extremely dangerous situation. Many of the schools had to be torn down because of this. The tailings were also used in many other structures. For more info on uranium keep looking on this website.