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Analysis of Groundwater Criteria and Recent Restoration Attempts After in Situ Uranium Leaching.
Buma-G; Johnson-P; Bienek-G; Et Al
NTIS: PB/82-246018 :304 pages
Groundwater restoration is an important aspect of in situ uranium leaching. Information on the effectiveness of the current technology, costs, and the current state and federal government permitting regulations is of vital importance to in situ leach operators and firms considering in situ leaching. This study describes (1) all recent restoration attempts at commercial in situ leaching operations, (2) restoration costs reported by the industry, (3) empirical equations that predict the amount of groundwater flushing required to meet the current restoration criteria, and (4) in situ uranium permit requirements for the states of Texas, Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah, Montana, Colorado, and South Dakota, and federal requirements.
CP; Final Contract Report;
NTIS Accession No.
CO; MT; NM; SD; TX; UT; WY;
Resource Eng. & Develop. Inc.
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division