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Environmental Contamination from Uranium Production Facilities And Their Remediation

Proceedings of And Internaitonal Worshop Lisbon 11-13 February 2004

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Published by Intl Atomic Energy Agency .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Environmental Engineering & Technology,
  • Technology,
  • Congresses,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Hazardous waste site remediation,
  • Uranium,
  • Uranium mines and mining,
  • Science/Mathematics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages262
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12857755M
    ISBN 109201043058
    ISBN 109789201043054

    This chapter presents a discussion of impacts of uranium mining and processing operations on air quality, soil, surface water and groundwater, and biota. Much is already known about the environmental impacts of mining, both on-site and off-site, and that body of information provides a basis for this chapter. However, the primary emphasis of the chapter is on the unique impacts caused by. The Navajo Nation encompasses portions of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, and their reservation was a key area for uranium mining. More than mines were established by leases in the reservation. From to , an estimated 3, to 5, Navajo people worked in the uranium mines on their land.

    Uranium mining is the process of extraction of uranium ore from the ground. The worldwide production of uranium in amounted to 50, tonnes. Kazakhstan, Canada, and Australia are the top three producers and together account for 63% of world uranium production. A prominent use of uranium from mining is as fuel for nuclear power mining and milling of uranium present significant. BIOREMEDIATION OF URANIUM CONTAMINATED SOILS AND WASTES A. J. FRANCIS Department of Applied Science Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton, New York USA Abstract Contamination of soils, water, and sediments by radionuclides and toxic metals from uranium mill tailings, nuclear fuel manufacturing and nuclear weapons production is a major Size: 86KB.

      For over 30 years, the Navajo people have lived with the environmental and health effects of uranium contamination from this mining. In , five federal agencies adopted a 5-year plan that identified targets for addressing contaminated abandoned mines, structures, water sources, former processing sites, and other sites. Radioactive ore mining for the production of radium and uranium in Portugal did span over most of the 20th century and ceased in It was performed mostly before the development of environmental legislation and radiation protection standards. Environmental remediation of the mining and milling sites is currently underway. Rehabilitated and non-rehabilitated sites require also radioactivity Cited by: 2.


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Environmental contamination from uranium production facilities and their remediation proceedings of an international workshop on environmental contamination from uranium production facilities and their remediation organized by the international atomic energy agency and held in lisbon, 11–13 february international atomic energy agency.

Remediation of uranium production facilities encompasses activities to restore areas including mines, mills, waste management facilities, tailings containment, and land and water resources. At the outset of a remediation programme, the final land use for the site is agreed with the stakeholders.

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Environmental remediation and restoration aim to reduce exposure to radiation from contaminated soil or groundwater. This book provides a comprehensive overview of this area.

Part 1 provides an introduction to the different types of contaminated site and their characteristics. URANIUM RECOVERY AND REMEDIATION 79 TABLE â Estimated Decommissioning Costs for U.S. Nonconventional Uranium Production Facilities (in dollars) Well Field Groundwater Groundwater Restoration Restoration Restoration Name and Costs Costs Other Costs Total Costs Costs Costs ($, thousands) ($, thousands) ($, thousands) ($, thousands.

Environmental remediation activities in uranium mines and mills have become increasingly important in the last few decades due to the large number of facilities which have been taken out of. Environmental remediation activities in uranium mines and mills have become increasingly important in the last few decades due to the large number of facilities which have been taken out of operation, the growing interest in remediating previously abandoned sites and the increasingly strict environmental regulations that are being put in place.

In: Proceedings of the international workshop on environmental contamination from uranium production facilities and remediation measures, held in Lisbon Feb IAEA, Vienna, pp DEPLETED URANIUM. Environmental contamination by DU can occur in soil, water, biota, and as airborne particles.

Although the radiological properties of uranium isotopes differ consideraly, their cemical h b behavior is essentially identical.

Hence, knowledge about the transformtion, transport, a fate, and effect of natural uranium in the. Uranium in the environment refers to the science of the sources, environmental behaviour, and effects of uranium on humans and other animals.

Uranium is weakly radioactive and remains so because of its long physical half-life ( billion years for uranium).The biological half-life (the average time it takes for the human body to eliminate half the amount in the body) for uranium is. These chemicals are produced commercially for pest and disease control, crop production and industrial use.

Chapter 3–7 of the book covers specific pollutants, from different sources which include pesticides, uranium radionuclide, dyes (acidic and basic), and lindane contamination of Author: Pankaj Chowdhary, Vishvas Hare, Abhay Raj.

Supporting Member States with environmental remediation and decommissioning of nuclear facilities is an important part of the IAEA's work. This topic was discussed in detail today in Vienna at the IAEA's General Conference during the side event 'Sustainability of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Focus on Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation.'.

International Atomic Energy Agency IAEAEnvironmental contamination from uranium production facilities and their remediation Proceedings of an international workshop, Lisbon, Portugal, FebruarySTI/PUB/, Vienna (), p.

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Abstract. The review presents a short discussion of the principal adverse effects of uranium mining and milling on the environment: release of radionuclides and toxic elements with atmospheric and liquid effluents from uranium mines and mills, dispersion of radionuclides with and from solid wastes produced by uranium mining and milling, and contamination of ground waters from in situ leaching Cited by: 8.

Nitzsche, Olaf, Thierfeldt, Stefan, and Hummel, Lothar. "Remediation of Subsurface and Groundwater Contamination With Uranium From Fuel Fabrication Facilities at Hanau (Germany)." Proceedings of the ASME 15th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Author: Olaf Nitzsche, Stefan Thierfeldt, Lothar Hummel.

The local population had an important consultative role during the environmental remediation programme, and they now use the former mining sites for recreation. “A consultative approach to remediation management is key to having the people’s support when we had to deal with the closing of the uranium mining sites in Limousin,” Marignac said.

Uranium Mining in Virginia examines the scientific, technical, environmental, human health and safety, and regulatory aspects of uranium mining, milling, and processing as they relate to the Commonwealth of Virginia for the purpose of assisting the Commonwealth to determine whether uranium mining, milling, and processing can be undertaken in a.

Christopher C. Fuller, 1 John R. Bargar, 2 and James A Davis 1 1 U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division, Menlo Park, CA 2 Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, SLAC, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Clean up of contaminated aquifers is a difficult and expensive problem because of the inaccessibility of the subsurface and the volume of soil and ground water requiring treatment.Federal Actions to Address Impacts of Uranium Contamination in the Navajo Nation Five-Year Plan Summary Report 4 agencies are committed to continue working with the Navajo Nation to understand and address the health and environmental risks and to find long-term solutions to the remaining uranium issues on Navajo [email protected]{osti_, title = {Remediation of subsurface and groundwater contamination with uranium from fuel fabrication facilities at Hanau (Germany)}, author = {Nitzsche, Olaf and Thierfeldt, Stefan and Hummel, Lothar}, abstractNote = {This paper presents aspects of site decommissioning and clearance of a former fuel fabrication facility (development and production of fuel assemblies for.