Assessment of environmental aspects of uranium mining and milling
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Published by Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati, OH .
Written in English


  • Uranium mines and mining -- Environmental aspects -- United States.

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Statementby A.K. Reed ... [et al.].
ContributionsReed, A.K., Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory (Cincinnati, Ohio)
LC ClassificationsTN490.U7 R4 1976
The Physical Object
Pagination50 p. :
Number of Pages50
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21622068M

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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. Uranium mining and milling as well as the associated wastes from these processes cause several environmental impacts. As part of the permitting process, Langer Heinrich Uranium (Pty) Ltd. has commissioned the company Softchem of South Africa to prepare an environmental assessment report for the planned project. The. The seventeenth edition of the “Red Book” was published in In , the Joint NEA-IAEA Uranium Group which prepares the “Red Book”, established a “Working Group on Environmental Issues in Uranium Mining and Milling”. This was done in response to an initiative from the Swedish Minister of Environment Ms. Anna Lindh, supported by. This book presents a comprehensive study of the environmental situation prevailing in the areas located near the Koshkar-Ata Environmental Monitoring at a Former Uranium Milling Site Pollution by Radionuclides at Tailing Ponds of Koshkar-Ata, Kazakhstan. developed and where uranium mining industry wastes exist.

Environmental activities in uranium mining and milling are becoming increasingly important owing to: the stricter requirements for new facilities being imposed by many countries in the form of environmental clearance approvals; - the large number of uranium production facilities which have been taken out of operation recently; and - the restoration and reclamation measures that are being.   An important and encouraging trend is the “mainstreaming” of environmental and social aspects, which can be expressed as: environmental and social aspects are increasingly becoming a standard part of planning, regulating, mining, and milling of uranium, both in theory and in practice (Woods et al., ). The adoption of responsibility for. Uranium Mining Environmental Restoration Project Sievert The Environmental Assessment is one of several documents prepared that examine uranium milling site, and provide technical assistance to improve CNEA's implementation of other aspects of the national program (PRAMU). EXHIBIT 1 Process Flow Chart for an Open Pit Acid-Leach Mill Graphic Not Available. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Assessment of Environmental Aspects of Uranium Mining and Milling, December , p.

  Old Uranium Mining vs. New Uranium Mines • Legacy sites: old mining practices, Cold War secrecy, lack of remediation, no closure plans, worker exposures • New sites: environmental stewardship, site rehabilitation, social responsibility, financial guarantees, internationalized standards, prevention and mitigation of risks to.   The continuous environmental surveillance during mining and milling of uranium ore since the beginning of the operations has been effective in controlling the environmental releases of radioactivity. All the effluents are treated in the effluent treatment plant and monitored for radioactive as well as chemical toxins before discharge to the. The Guidebook for Evaluating Mining Project EIAs reflects many years of experience evaluating the environmental impact assessments (EIAs) for proposed mining projects around the world. The Guidebook was produced by a team of experts at the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW), in collaboration with an international review committee.   The Better Regulation guidelines provide a list of social impacts to be screened during the impact assessment, which includes a wide set of aspects. 7 Horizontal impacts (concerning the economic, social and environmental spheres) consist of economic and social cohesion, impacts in developing countries, sustainable development, and fundamental.