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Contamination of ground and surface waters by uranium mining and milling. Volume III: experimental studies and analytical procedures.
Runnells-D; Gerlitz-C; Davis-A; Lindberg RD; Meglen R
Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 51-84, 1983 Jan; :1-229
The objective of this study was to measure the degree of retardation of the important chemical species in fluid from a uranium tailings pile as the fluid passed through cores taken from underlying rock. The measurements indicated that ph was the dominant control on the behavior of these species, and that the ph was affected primarily by the calcite cement in the rocks. The most appropriate species for monitoring were sulfate, chloride, and selenium. An appendix provides a description of the advantages and disadvantages of the various analytical procedures used on these high-ionic strength solutions.
Ground water; Surface water; Uranium ore deposits; Water pollution; Mine waters; Sulfates; Chlorides; Selenium; pH; Chemical analysis; Soils; Geochemistry; Transport properties; Ion exchanging; Uranium mills; Mill tailings; Water pollution detection; Water pollution sampling
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Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 51-84
University of Colorado
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