Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 322, Issue 2, pp 1011–1022 | Cite as

Uranium pollution status and speciation analysis in the farmland-rice system around a uranium tailings mine in southeastern China

  • Jiafeng Ouyang
  • Zhirong LiuEmail author
  • Tianzhen Ye
  • Lu Zhang


The total uranium (U) content and various forms of U content in the farmland-paddy rice system around uranium tailings dam were investigated and analyzed to reveal the actual situation of U pollution and its influencing factors. The results showed that the U content in the study area was not high overall and mainly existed in the form of residual state, so the actual contamination degree of U was low. Soil physicochemical properties had different effects on U content in soil and rice. The research results were of positive significance for guiding the treatment of U pollution in this region.


Uranium tailings Farmland-rice system Soil physicochemical properties Uranium form 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Fund Program (11875105, 21866006, 11375043); the Main Academic and Technology Leader Funding Program of Jiangxi Province (20172BCB22020).

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiafeng Ouyang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhirong Liu
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Tianzhen Ye
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lu Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Nuclear Resources and EnvironmentEast China University of TechnologyNanchangChina
  2. 2.School of Chemistry, Biological and Materials ScienceEast China University of TechnologyNanchangChina

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