Restoration of Groundwater Quality After in Situ Uranium Leaching.
NTIS: PB 84-232875 Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries :363 pages
In situ solution mining of uranium has several environmental advantages over other mining techniques. The leaching of uranium, however, alters the ground water in the aquifer where the leaching occurs. A requirement of the mining technique is the control of objectionable materials that are introduced into the water. This report reviews the state of the art in restoring ground water quality. Current restoration practices discussed include disposal wells and solar evaporation ponds. Sweeping techniques by producing waterflow from all wells during restoration and recirculating techniques by recharging water from a surface purification plant are evaluated. Methods for predicting the effectiveness and costs of current methods are presented. Possible alternatives for restoration of the ground water quality are described.
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NTIS: PB 84-232875. Available for Reference At Bureau Libraries
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