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Aspects of radiation in underground uranium mines

Danis Pang

Aspects of radiation in underground uranium mines

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Published by Laurentian University, School of Engineering in Sudbury, Ont .
Written in English


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StatementDanis Pang.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 79 l. :
Number of Pages79
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Open LibraryOL19989920M


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Aspects of radiation in underground uranium mines by Danis Pang Download PDF EPUB FB2

Internal exposure to radioactive materials during uranium mining and processing can take place through inhalation, ingestion, or through a cut in the skin.

External radiation exposure (e.g., exposure to beta, gamma, and to a lesser extent, alpha radiation) can also present a health risk.

The Uranium Aspects of radiation in underground uranium mines book and Mills Location Database is designed for use with geographic information system (GIS) software. A geographic projection of the uranium locations found in the database may be generated with GIS software, Aspects of radiation in underground uranium mines book the files available in the ZIP file below.

This particular training course is based on a Safety Report on Occupational Radiation Protection in the Uranium Mining and Processing Industry (SR), which has been developed as part of the IAEA programme on Occupational Radiation Protection to provide for the application of its safety standards in implementing a graded approach to the protection of workers against.

radiation control measures, if they are not to repeat past mistakes in the development of the uranium industries in Aspects of radiation in underground uranium mines book countries.

In Africa, a good number of developing countries have potential for mining and milling of uranium. Some, such a Niger and Gabon, are already mining and milling uranium with the help of foreign uranium mining. Uranium Mining Regulation: Part of Nuclear Law.

Commonalities with other aspects of nuclear law: • Worker safety and radiation protection • National interest in control over the resource • Non-proliferation and export control • Radioactive waste – low-activity, high-volume, long-lived • Key part of nuclear fuel cycle.

A preliminary investigation into the radiological conditions in underground non-uranium mines in Western Australia has been undertaken. Measurements of radon concentration by passive track etch monitors and absorbed gamma dose-rate by thermoluminescent dosimetry were undertaken in 27 by: After completion of the remediation of the legacy of uranium mining and milling for most of these objects and sites a continued monitoring will be necessary and some of these objects may require maintenance.

The main remediation objects in Saxony are waste rock piles, tailings ponds/deposits and underground : Hartmut Biele, Stephanie Hurst. a lesser degree, from external radiation.

The inhalation hazard is of more concern in underground and deep-pit mining of radioactive ores than in open-cast mining. It is particularly significant in uranium mining operations, which are mostly underground, while it is relatively less significant in thorium mining, which in general is a surfaceFile Size: 3MB.

Uranium Miners were exposed to radon gas, a radioactive material thought to cause lung cancer. Uranium Miners were exposed to mining dust, thought to cause lung disease.

NIOSH made the study to find if uranium miners have an increased risk for lung cancer and other lung disease when compared to the U.S. general public.

In underground uranium mines, radon is not only exhaled from the mine walls (ore body and waste rock) but also from the broken ores present in the stopes. The ore, fragmented during the course of mining operations, provides a source of higher radon exhalation due to the increased exposed surface area (Thompkins & Cheng, ).Cited by: 6.

FIGURE Uranium processing flow diagram showing the unit process steps, from ore produced by an open-pit or underground mine through to yellowcake production. Aspects of radiation in underground uranium mines book SOURCE: WNA (b).

suitability of a particular ore deposit for mining suitability, a range of economic, social, and environmental issues are critical. Aspects of radiation in underground uranium mines book aspects of the Beverley Uranium Mines by Peter Woods MAusIMM(CP), Environment, Safety and Health Manager, Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd of solution mining.

Uranium for Nuclear Power: Resources, Mining and Transformation to Fuel discusses the nuclear industry and Aspects of radiation in underground uranium mines book dependence on a steady supply of competitively priced uranium as a key factor in its long-term sustainability.

A better understanding of uranium ore geology and advances in exploration and mining methods will facilitate the discovery and exploitation of new uranium. Sustainability aspects of the Beverley Uranium Mines by Peter Woods MAusIMM(CP), Environment, Safety and Health Manager, Heathgate Resources Pty Ltd of solution mining.

This has been described in detail in the original EIS and recent Public Environment Reports and in several conference papers (eg Jeuken et al, ). ISR mines have. The primary control technique used by the mining industry is dilution with fresh air.

Because the uranium is deposited in porous sandstone in most U.S. mines, the control of this hazard with dilution requires excessive volumes of air. As the mines become larger and deeper, the cost for ventilation becomes a major expenditure for the mining industry.

Uranium Mining in Virginia examines the scientific, technical, environmental, human health and safety, and regulatory aspects of uranium mining, milling, and processing as they relate to the Commonwealth of Virginia for the purpose of assisting the Commonwealth to determine whether uranium mining, milling, and processing can be undertaken in a.

Technical assessment of radon control technology for underground uranium mines. Washington, D.C.: Office of Radiation Programs, U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency, [] (OCoLC) American Government, after they finished their stupid arguing whose jurisdiction protecting the uranium miners belongs to (which is excellently described in the book), they passed laws, created Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Radiation Hazards program, and created in a research program in the former Bureau of Mines, "to Cited by: 6.

the practical problems of uranium mining, including a standard for radiation protection. In the preparation of this staff report technical experts. The proposed new uranium mine at Jabiluka will be underground, so the issue of health effects in underground mines has to be looked at very closely in Australia today.

It has taken some time to absolutely establish that the workers in underground uranium mines had a significantly increased chance of developing one type of cancer at least, lung.

To qualify, applicants have to prove they or a dead relative worked at a uranium mine or mill for more than a year beforewhen all of the uranium was mined for the government.

The modern uranium mining industry began in the s primarily to produce uranium for weapons and later for nuclear fuel. EPA's Uranium Location Database, with information provided by other federal, state, and tribal agencies, inclu mine locations with known or potential uranium occurrence in 14 western states.

raised in uranium mining areas, according to a series of studies done in the s to assess the effects of the July Church Rock uranium mill tailings spill and nearly 20 years of chronic mine-water discharges to the Puerco River system.

25 Navajo Abandoned Mines. More than 1, abandoned uranium mines have been documented on the Navajo File Size: KB. Controlling employee exposure to alpha radiation in underground uranium mines.

[Washington] U.S. Bureau of Mines;[for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.] Uranium mining in the Commonwealth of Virginia has been prohibited since by a state moratorium, although approval for restricted uranium exploration in the state was granted in Uranium Mining in Virginia examines the scientific, technical, environmental, human health and safety, and regulatory aspects of uranium mining, milling, and processing as they relate.

There are more t abandoned uranium mines (AUMs) in 15 western states. (1) The true number, location, existing hazard, and off-site migration potential for toxic and radioactive materials from these sites have not yet been adequately determined. 10 million people are estimated to live within 50 miles of a recorded AUM.

(2). Mining Science and Technology, 1 () 69 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam - Printed in The Netherlands URANIUM MILL TAILINGS AS BACKFILL IN UNDERGROUND URANIUM MINES G. Clausen and J.F. Archibald Department of Mining Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (Canada) (Received ; accepted J ) Cited by: 3.

There is less waste material removed from underground mines than open pit mines, however this type of mining exposes underground workers to the highest levels of radon gas.

Underground uranium mining is in principle no different from any other hard rock mining and other ores are often mined in association (e.g., copper, gold, silver). Ever since the negative health effects surrounding uranium mining began to surface in the s, public opinion about uranium mines has split into camps of support and opposition.

Both sides agree that uranium mining raises legitimate health concerns. The most dangerous aspects of uranium mining involve radon gas, radiation and toxicity hazards.

Before we go into more detail on the scientific aspects of low-dose radiation exposure we want to first discuss two other important influences in this area of disagreement—social and political influences. For now, here’s the bottom line: at low doses of radiation, there is no consistent evidence of an effect in humans.

Conventional mines have a mill where the ore is crushed, ground and then leached with sulfuric acid to dissolve the uranium oxides. At the mill of a conventional mine, or the treatment plant of an ISL operation, the uranium then separated by ion exchange before being dried and packed, usually as U 3 O mills and ISL operations (especially in the USA) use carbonate.

Uranium mines and mining. See also what's at Wikipedia, your library, or elsewhere. Broader terms: Mines and mineral resources; Uranium industry; Used for: Uranium mining; Filed under: Uranium mines and mining Analysis of aquifer tests conducted at boreholes USW WT, UE WT#12, and USW SD-7,Yucca Mountain, Nevada / (Denver, Colo.: U.S.

Dept. of. Lundin, Jr, F E, Lloyd, J W, Smith, E M, Archer, V E, & Holaday, D A. MORTALITY OF URANIUM MINERS IN RELATION TO RADIATION EXPOSURE, HARD-ROCK MINING, AND CIGARETTE SMOKING: THROUGH SEPTEMBER United Kingdom.

Sincethe Navajo Nation's Abandoned Mine Lands program reclaims mines and cleans mining sites, but significant problems from the legacy of uranium mining and milling persist today on the Navajo Nation and in the states of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Seven uranium mining and milling companies provided data on occupations in three general groups: shaft mine, strip mine, and processing plant. Wyoming has proven reserves of million tons more» of ore ortons of U/sub 3/O/sub 8/ which amounts to about 32% of the proven U.S.

reserves at a rate of $30 per pound of U/sub 3/O/sub 8/. International radiation safety regulations have been applied at uranium mines in the Western world for more than 40 years. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s workplace limit for exposure of an individual is 5, mrem/year in any location including flight crews and personnel in nuclear power plants and uranium mines.

Hawkins spent 33 years in underground uranium mines, working for Kerr-McGee and United Nuclear Corp., and then later at Nevada Test Site. He started his career in working at a uranium mine in Churchrock known as CR-1, and retired from Nevada Test Site in Hawkins fits into a category known as post-’71 uranium workers.

Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World - Kindle edition by Zoellner, Tom. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World/5(75).

The mining of uranium. Uranium is found in small amounts in most rocks, and even in seawater. Uranium mines operate in many countries, but more than 85% of uranium is produced in six countries: Kazakhstan, Canada, Australia, Namibia, Niger, and Russia.

Historically, conventional mines (e.g. open pit or underground) were the main source of uranium. The Rössing Uranium Mine in Namibia is the longest-running and one of the largest open pit uranium mines in the world.

It is located in the Namib Desert near the town of Arandis, 70 kilometres from the coastal town of ered inthe Rössing mine started operations in Init produced 3, tonnes of uranium oxide, becoming the fifth-largest uranium mine Country: Namibia. !!!The most important aspects of safety!!!

Key things pdf reduce exposure: 1. Shielding 2. Time (of exposure) 3. Distance Key things to keep safe: 1. Minimize exposure if possible.

2. Always wash. – Underground – download pdf – Open-pit – 14% – By-product – 7% • World production has varied between 70 and 80% of production capability • Environmental and social aspects of uranium production are of ever-increasing importance, especially for newer mining countries uranium mining and processing companies as well as many mid-size File Size: 2MB.SOMAIR, which was established inextracts ebook from open pits in Niger; it operates a uranium mill with an annual capacity of 2, tons.

Similarly, COMINAK was established in ; it’s one of the largest underground mines in the world, with an annual capacity of 2, tons.