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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Radium-226 and Radon-222 Concentrations in Central Florida Ground Waters.
CORP Author Federal Water Pollution Control Administration, Cincinnati, Ohio. Technical Advisory and Investigations Branch
Year Published 1966
Stock Number PB-260 211
Additional Subjects Florida ; Phosphate fertilizer industry ; Water pollution ; Radioactive contaminants ; Radioactive waste disposal ; Solid wastes ; Ground water ; Liquid wastes ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-260 211 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 37p
Phosphate deposits from phosphate fertilizer plants are considered to be a potential low-grade uranium ore; therefore, the uranium concentration in the phosphate-bearing formations is much higher than the natural abundance for all rocks. All phosphate-ore formations are older than one million years, and since uranium is considered to be syngenetic, radium is expected to be present in equilibrium amounts with the uranium. High radium concentrations have been found in both the finished fertilizer and the waste waters in ponds adjacent to the plants. Disposal of liquid wastes directly to the environment may be an immediate hazard and leaching of solid-waste spoil piles may be a long-term supply of radium pollution.