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Low-Level Radioactive Waste from Rare Metals Processing Facilities

  • Jeanette Eng
  • Donald W. Hendricks
  • Paul A. Giardina
  • Joyce Feldman

Abstract

The federal government has recognized that companies which process thorium and uranium ores require regulatory controls in order to protect man and the environment from unnecessary radiation. The recent passage in November, 1978 of the Uranium Mill Tailings Bill (H.R. 13650) demonstrates the government’s recognition that the front-end of the uranium fuel cycle, i.e., mining and milling of uranium, had been neglected. The bill defines procedures for a remedial action program at inactive mill sites and regulations for active mill sites.

Keywords

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Zircon Sand U308 Content Uranium Mill Tailing Gamma Radiation Level 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanette Eng
    • 1
  • Donald W. Hendricks
    • 2
  • Paul A. Giardina
    • 4
  • Joyce Feldman
    • 3
  1. 1.New Jersey Department of Environmental ProtectionUSA
  2. 2.ORP-Las Vegas FacilityU.S. EPAUSA
  3. 3.Radiation BranchU.S. EPA Region IIUSA
  4. 4.Radiation BranchU.S. EPA Region IIUSA

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