A Review of the Environmental Impact of Mining and Milling of Uranium Ores

  • J. M. Costello
  • D. R. Davy
  • F. C. R. Cattell
  • J. E. Cook
Part of the Advances in Nuclear Science & Technology book series (ANST)


This review examines some of the environmental impacts of uranium mining and milling including use of natural resources, resulting effluents and the health of uranium workers and the general public. Impacts are expressed in terms of a gigawatt year of electricity (GWe y) generated in a light water reactor (LWR) using the uranium in a “once-through” fuel cycle.


Waste Rock Uranium Mining Opencut Mining Light Water Reactor Uranium Mill Tailing 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Costello
    • 1
  • D. R. Davy
    • 1
  • F. C. R. Cattell
    • 1
  • J. E. Cook
    • 1
  1. 1.Australian Atomic Energy CommissionResearch EstablishmentSutherlandAustralia

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