||Impact of uranium mining and milling on water quality in the Grants Mineral Belt, New Mexico /
||Environmental Protection Agency, Dallas, Tex. Region VI.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region VI,
Uranium industry--Environmental aspects--New Mexico ;
Groundwater--Pollution--New Mexico ;
Selenium--Environmental aspects--New Mexico ;
Radioactive pollution of water--New Mexico ;
Water pollution ;
Uranium isotopes ;
Ground water ;
Water quality ;
Potable water ;
Water wells ;
Surface waters ;
Water supply ;
Industrial water ;
Public health ;
Radioactive isotopes ;
New Mexico ;
Grants Mineral Belt
||Received from HQ
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||1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Ground water in the study area is affected by mining and waste disposal associated with mining and milling. Contamination appears in close proximity to the mining and milling centers with the exception of more widespread selenium contamination of shallow ground water adjacent to the United Nuclear-Homestake Partners Mill. Contamination of municipally operated water supplies in the study area is not evident. Potable supplies derived from mine water at four industrial sites exceed applicable limits for selenium in drinking water. Three such systems exceed limits for Radium 226. Recommendations developed are designed to assist the state in future regulation of uranium mining and milling for the purpose of safeguarding public health and insuring future environmental quality.
"EPA 906-9-75-002." "September 1975." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references.