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Midnite Mine summary report.
Dean-NE; Boldt-CMK.; Schultze-LE; Nilsen-DN; Isaacson-AE
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9604, 1996 Jan; :1-24
The Midnite Mine is an inactive, hard-rock uranium mine in Stevens County WA. Oxidation of sulfide-containing minerals in the ore body produces large quantities of acidic water. The Report of Investigations summarizes the studies that were completed on: (1) treatment alternatives for uranium contaminated acid mine drainage, and (2) overall site reclamation, including: ground water flowpaths in the bedrock, radiation, and waste rock reactivity. As an aid to site reclamation, a Geographic Information System database was also produced that contains available current and historic data and information on the Midnite Mine. The report explains the scope of the Bureau's study and summarizes the results of its investigations.
Acid-mine-drainage; Bedrock; Geographic-information-systems; Groundwater-movement; Hydrogeology; Mine-waters; Monitoring; Radiation; Radioactive-wastes; Radionuclide-migration; Rock-fluid-interactions; Site-characterization; Soil-sampling; Topography; Water-treatment; Uranium-compounds; Sulfides; Quantitative-analysis
Report of Investigations
NTIS Accession No.
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, RI 9604
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division