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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Radioactivity in Selected Mineral Extraction Industries - A Literature Review.
Author Bliss, James D. ;
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Las Vegas, NV.
Year Published 1978
Report Number ORP/LV-79/1;
Stock Number PB-290 744
Additional Subjects Mineral deposits ; Natural radioactivity ; Uranium ; Thorium ; Concentration(Composition) ; Mining ; Metals ; Igneous rocks ; Sedimentary rocks ; Mills ; Radioactive materials ; Reviews ; Mineral industries
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-290 744 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 63p
The mining, milling, and processing of mineral resources may cause varying degrees of technologically enhanced natural radioactivity (TENR) which is dependent on the inherent uranium and thorium content of the target resource and the details of the total extraction process. The objective of this review is to identify from the available domestic literature possible metallic and nonmetallic mineral extraction industries (exclusive of uranium, phosphate, and fossil fuels) which may require subsequent assessment. Certain industries such as phosphate and coal are already identified as potential sources of radioactivity; hence, they are excluded from this overview.