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RECORD NUMBER: 48 OF 180
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Environmental analysis of the uranium fuel cycle.|
|CORP Author||Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, D.C.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Field Operations Division,|
|Report Number||EPA 520/9-73-003B; EPA 520/9-73-003C; EPA 520/9-73-003D|
|Stock Number||PB-235 804; PB-235 805; PB-235 806|
|Subjects||Nuclear fuels. ; Radioactive pollution. ; Nuclear reactors--Waste disposal.|
|Additional Subjects||Radioactive contaminants ; Uranium ; Nuclear energy ; Hazardous materials ; Public health ; Uranium ores ; Extractive metallurgy ; Radiation dosage ; Water pollution ; Air pollution ; Nuclear fuel elements ; Uranium oxides ; Uranium fluorides ; Fabrication ; Radioactive isotopes ; Transportation ; Uranium industry ; Uranium mining ; Hazardous material transportation ; Radioactive waste processing ; Radiation hazards ; Effluents ; Rare gases ; Iodine isotopes ; Cost estimates ; Nuclear reactor containment ; Air pollution control ; Nuclear reactors ; Water pollution control|
|Collation||3 volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm|
Because of the rapid increase in the use of light-water-cooled nuclear reactors to generate electricity, there is parallel growth in the basic industry that provides enriched uranium fuel for these operations. This industry includes various operations broadly classified as: (1) milling, (2) conversion of uranium oxide (U3O8) to uranium hexafluoride (UF6), (3) enrichment, (4) fuel fabrication, and (5) radioactive material transportation between these facilities. Radioactive waste products are associated with each of the above activities. Part I of this report examines the predominant facilities and operations within these five categories which have the highest potential for environmental impact. The principal purpose of this report is to project what effects the total uranium fuel cycle may have on public health and to indicate where, when, and how standards limiting environmental releases could be effectively applied to mitigate these effects.
"EPA-520/9-73-003-B." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.
pt. 1. Fuel supply.--pt. 2. Nuclear power reactors.--pt. 3. Nuclear fuel reprocessing.