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RECORD NUMBER: 270 OF 680
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Health Risks to Distant Populations from Uranium Mill Tailings Radon.|
|Author||Swift, Jerry J. ;|
|CORP Author||Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC. Div. of Criteria and Standards.|
|Additional Subjects||Radiation hazards ; Health physics ; Risk ; Exposure ; Uranium mills ; Mill tailings ; Radon 222 ; Health risks ; Radioactive aerosols ; Environmental health|
Uranium mill tailing piles can expose the population to radiation by several pathways. The author believes the air pathway to be the most important and radon-222 to be the principal nuclide. The report illustrates the effects of tailings piles on a variety of local and regional populations, assesses the effects of the tailings on distant populations, and compares EPA methods and results with assessments by others.