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Main Title Uranium in the Environment Mining Impact and Consequences / [electronic resource] :
Author Merkel, Broder J.
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Hasche-Berger, Andrea.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2006
ISBN 9783540283676
Subjects Geochemistry. ; Hydraulic engineering. ; Engineering geology. ; Environmental pollution.
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Collation XIII, 897 p. 376 illus. With CD-ROM. online resource.
Notes Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes From the contents Long-term Aspects of Uranium Mining Remediation -- Returning the WISMUT Legacy to Productive Use -- Coupled Microbial and Chemical Reactions in Uranium Bioremediation -- Modelling of Uranium Release from Waste Rock Pile -- Variation in Heavy Metal Uptake by Crop Plants -- Environmental Regulation of Uranium Mining in Australia -- Contaminated Sediments in the Elbe Basin and its Tributary Mulde -- Regulating Idle Uranium Mines in Canada -- Tracer Tests as a Mean of Remediation Procedures in Mines -- Factors Affecting the plant Availability of Uranium in Soils -- Index. Uranium is an element to be found ubiquitous in rock, soil, and water. Uranium concentrations in natural ground water can be more than several hundreds µg/l without impact from mining, nuclear industry, and fertilizers. Considering the WHO recommendation for drinking water of 15 µg/l (has been as low as 2 µg/l before) due to the chemical toxicity of uranium the element uranium has become an important issue in environmental research. Besides natural enrichment of uranium in aquifers uranium mining and milling activities, further uranium processing to nuclear fuel, emissions form burning coal and oil, and the application of uranium containing phosphate fertilizers may enrich the natural uranium concentrations in soil and water by far. In October 1995 the first international conference on Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology (UMH I) was held in Freiberg being organized by the Department of Geology at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg by the support of the Saxon State Ministry of Geology and Environment. Due to the large scientific interest in the topic of uranium a second conference (UMH II) took place in Freiberg in September 1998. Furthermore, in September 2002 scientists working on the topic of uranium mining and hydrogeology attended the third conference (UMH III) which was jointly held together with the International Mine Water - sociation (IMWA) Symposium 2002. The reviewed papers and posters of the 2002 conference have been published by Springer entitled Uranium in the aquatic en- ronment (edited by Merkel, Planer-Friedrich and Wolkersdorfer).
Place Published Berlin, Heidelberg
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PUB Date Free Form 2006
BIB Level m
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OCLC Time Stamp 20140518132924
Language eng
OCLC Rec Leader 03768nam a22004455i 45