That's what 'they' want you to think :tinfoil3:The ore is not dangerous in itself, its just a type of rock called Uraninite (actually that's the mineral name) which contains the element Uranium but in a complex form. The ore needs extensive processing to extract the elemental Uranium from the substrate. No dangers involved in the natural ore itself. The only issue I can think of is that if the quarry was open cast, there may be a risk of fine dust, which may be a problem, however I believe that most Uraninite is extracted from deep mines.
Not sure if it is dangerous but according to this documentary depleted uranium is dangerous:Sorry but I don't understand your post, but that maybe because I am stupid. Lots of places on this planet have uranium. It is not dangerous. What people/governments choose to do with it might be dangerous but that's another topic. So can I ask what your point is so we can discuss it?? thanks...
Perhaps, as with electromagnetic radiation, it might be a good idea to read up a bit? It might allay your fears.
Which slightly contradicts what you said earlier about it being inert and not radioactive.Uraninite is a radioactive, uranium-rich mineral and ore with a chemical composition that is largely UO2, but also contains UO3 and oxides of lead, thorium, and rare earth elements