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Radiological Impact Assessment of Mining Activities in the Wonderfonteinspruit Catchment Area, South Africa

  • Rainer Barthel
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

An assessment of radiological impacts of gold mining activities in the Wonderfonteinspruit Catchment Area (WCA) was carried out on behalf of the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) of South Africa. The radiological risks in the WCA comprise both the effects of current mine water discharges and diffuse emissions of seepage and runoff from slimes dams, as well as legacies of past radioactive discharges, now present as radionuclides stored in sediments and soils.

Keywords

Radioactive Contamination Exposure Pathway Gamma Dose Rate Diffuse Emission Radiological Risk 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Barthel
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  1. 1.Brenk Systemplanung GmbHAachenGermany

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