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|Main Title||Potential health and environmental hazards of uranium mine wastes : a report to the Congress of the United States in response to Public Law 95-604.[MICROFICHE].|
|CORP Author||Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs,|
|Subjects||Radioactive waste disposal|
|Additional Subjects||Environmental impacts ; Water pollution ; Air pollution ; Safety ; Radiation hazards ; Uranium mines ; Radioactive wastes ; Health hazards ; Low-level radioactive wastes ; Solid wastes ; Environmental transport ; Gaseous wastes ; Liquid wastes ; Public Law 95-604|
|Collation||3 volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm|
Uranium mining operations release some radioactive materials into both air and water and generate large quantities of solid wastes containing low levels of radioactive materials. Solid wastes produced by past mining operations remain on the surface at many inactive mining sites, and represent a potential health and environmental hazard similar in concept to uranium mill tailings. Contamination of surface and subsurface water supplies also represents a potential problem. To evaluate these potential problems, the Congress, in Section 114(c) of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 (UMTRCA), instructed the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prepare a report which identifies the location and potential health, safety, and environmental hazards of uranium mine wastes together with recommendations, if any, for a program to eliminate these hazards. This report analyzes the potential health and environmental impacts of both active and inactive uranium mines, lists the locations of these mines, identifies additional information needs, and recommends needed actions.
"June 1983." EPA 520/1-83-007. Microfiche.
v. 1 Executive summary (PB83-26335).--v. 2. [Main volume](PB83-3343).--v. 3 Appendix (PB83-263350).