Low-Level Radioactive Waste from Rare Metals Processing Facilities
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.
KeywordsNuclear Regulatory Commission Zircon Sand U308 Content Uranium Mill Tailing Gamma Radiation Level
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- 1.Bliss, J. D., 1978, “Radioactivity in Selected Mineral Extraction Industries — A Literature Review,” U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs — Las Vegas Facility, November 1978, Technical Note ORP/LVF-79–1.Google Scholar
- 2.Costel, D., 1978, “Hazardous Waste Proposed Guidelines and Regu- lations, and Proposal on Identification and Listing,” Federal Register Vol. 43, No. 243, December 18, 1978, pp. 58946–59028.Google Scholar
- 3.Levesque, R. G., 1978, “Results of ATCOR’s Gamma Scan Survey of June 9, 1978, ” letter to H. Kall ( AMAX Specialty Metals Corporation ), June 20, 1978.Google Scholar
- 4.Levesque, R. G., 1978, “Results of Soil Samples - Analysis by Teledyne Isotopes,” letter to H. Kall ( AMAX Specialty Metals Corporation ), November 16, 1978.Google Scholar
- 5.Minerals Yearbook Annual Publication 1929 through 1975, U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Bureau of Mines.Google Scholar
- 6.Stohr, J. P., 1978, “Results of NRC Radiation Survey at AMAX in Akron, New York,” letter to F. Bradley ( NYS Department of Labor ), December 26, 1978.Google Scholar
- 7.Wagstaff, D. G., 1978, “NORM - Problems in Oregon,” paper presented at the Region X Radiation Control Meeting, September 26, 1978.Google Scholar