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Main Title Radiation Survey of Dwellings in Cane Valley, Arizona and Utah, for Use of Uranium Mill Tailings.
Author Hans, Jr., Joseph M. ; Douglas., Richard L. ;
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Las Vegas, Nev.
Year Published 1975
Report Number ORP/LV-75-2;
Stock Number PB-245 869
Additional Subjects Radiactive wastes ; Uranium mines ; Radioactivity ; Residential buildings ; Tailings ; Sampling ; Construction materials ; Gamma rays ; Field tests ; Refining ; Uranium ores ; Arizona ; Utah ; Cane Valley ; Monument Valley ; Air pollution sampling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-245 869 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 43p
A radiation survey was conducted in the Cane Valley area of Monument Valley, on the Navajo Reservation, to identify dwellings in which uranium mill tailings had been used and to assess the resulting radiation exposures. Sixteen of the 37 dwellings surveyed were found to have tailings and/or uranium ore used in their construction. Tailings were used in concrete floors, exterior stucco, mortar for stone footings, cement floor patchings, and inside as cement 'plaster'. Uranium ore was found in footings, walls, and in one fireplace. Other structures, not used as dwellings, were also identified as having tailings and ore use. Gamma ray exposure rates were measured inside dwellings and structures identified as having tailings and/or ore used in their construction. Indoor radon progeny samples were collected in occupied dwellings where practical.