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|Main Title||Radioactive Emissions from Yellowcake Processing Stacks at Uranium Mills.|
|Author||Fort, Jr., Charles W. ; Douglas, Richard L. ; Moore, William E. ;|
|CORP Author||Office of Radiation Programs, Las Vegas, NV.|
|Additional Subjects||Radioactive contaminants ; Uranium isotopes ; Environmental impacts ; Polonium 210 ; Radiation hazards ; New Mexico ; Colorado ; Uranium mills ; Yellowcake ; Thorium 230 ; Radium 226 ; Lead 210|
A sampling program was undertaken to evaluate the releases of uranium concentrate from uranium mills. This concentrate, known as yellowcake, is the final product of the mill. It is routinely released to the environment through stacks which exhaust air from both the yellowcake drying and packaging operations. During this study, samples were taken in these stacks at six mills to evaluate the total yellowcake emission rates. This paper describes the sampling and analytical methods used, and presents the results obtained.