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Main Title Assessment of environmental aspects of uranium mining and milling /
Author Reed, A. K.
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Reed, A. K.
CORP Author Battelle Columbus Labs., Ohio.;Industrial Environmental Researach Lab.-Cincinnati, Ohio. Resource Extraction and Handling Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA 600/7-76-036; EPA-68-02-1323
Stock Number 757-056-3554
OCLC Number 07372028
Subjects Uranium mines and mining--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Uranium ores ; Mining ; Environmental impacts ; Beneficiation ; Industrial wastes ; Exploration ; Surface mining ; Solution mining ; Leaching ; Land reclamation ; Solid waste disposal ; Water pollution ; Vegetation ; Mine waters ; Tailings ; Mills ; Site surveys ; Reserves ; Air pollution ; Process charting ; Uranium industry ; Mine wastes ; Fugitive dust
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-76-036 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/19/2012
EJBD  EPA 600-7-76-036 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/15/2014
ERAD  EPA-600/7-76-036 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 04/27/2016
ESAD  EPA 600-7-76-036 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-266 413 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 51 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
This research program was initiated with the basic objective of making a preliminary assessment of the potential environmental impacts associated with the mining and milling of domestic uranium ores. All forms of pollution except radiation were considered. The program included a review of the characteristics and locations of domestic uranium ore reserves and a review of the conventional methods for mining and milling these ores. Potential environmental impacts associated with the entire cycle from exploration and mining to recovery and production of yellowcake are identified and discussed. Land reclamation aspects are also discussed. The methods currently used for production of yellowcake were divided into four categories - open pit mining-acid leach process, underground mining-acid leach process, underground mining-alkaline leach process, and in-situ mining. These are discussed from the standpoint of typical active mills which were visited during the program. Flowsheets showing specific environmental impacts for each category are provided.
Contract No. 68-02-1323. Includes bibliographical references (pages 49-50).