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Main Title Estimates of population distributions and tailings areas around licensed uranium millsites /
Author Hans Jr., J. M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hall, J. B.
Moore, W. E.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs- Las Vegas Facility,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-520-6-86-020
OCLC Number 953415431
Subjects Uranium mill tailings ; Radiation--Safety measures
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA-520-6-86-020 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
Collation xii, 74 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"EPA-520-6-86-020." "August 1986." Includes bibliographical references (page 7).
Contents Notes
Population distributions and tailings areas were estimated from aerial photography for each of 21 licensed uranium millsites. Approximately 11,600 persons live within 5 kilometers of the tailings impoundments at the millsites. About 82 percent of these persons live near five of the millsites. No persons were found living within 5 kilometers of six of the millsites. Tailings area measurements include the surface area of tailings in impoundments, heap-leached ore, and carryover tailings in evaporation ponds. Approximately 4,000 acres of tailings surfaces were measured for the 21 millsites. About 55 percent of the tailings surface areas are dry, 11 percent wet, and the remainder ponded. The average tailings surface area for the millsites is about 200 acres and ranges from 7 to 813 acres.