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RECORD NUMBER: 288 OF 349
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Reconnaissance Study of Radiochemical Pollution from Phosphate Rock Mining and Milling.|
|CORP Author||National Field Investigations Center-Denver, Colo.|
|Stock Number||PB-241 242|
|Additional Subjects||Radioactive contaminants ; Water pollution ; Air pollution ; Industrial wastes ; Mining ; Process charting ; Inorganic phosphates ; Uranium ; Fertilizers ; Phosphoric acids ; Gypsum ; Industrial waste treatment ; Chemical analysis ; Water analysis ; Ground water ; Phosphate industry ; Mine wastes ; Radioactive effluents ; Water pollution control ; Air pollution control ; Radium 226 ; Radon 222 ; Water quality data ; Water pollution detection ; Radioactive reconnaissance|
A reconnaissance study of the phosphate mining and milling industry was necessary to investigate the magnitude of radiochemical pollution to receiving waters. This report describes the findings of the study and other related problems associated with processing of phosphate fertilizers, such as air pollution, ground-water contamination, possible deleterious consequences of fertilizer use, effects on other receiving water uses, including shellfish and drinking water supplies, and the use of by-product material in the construction industry. Throughout the report a comparison has been made of reconnaissance sampling results with promulgated radiochemical standards and guidelines. Pollution control and analysis and water quality data are also discussed.