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A New Approach to Water Management and Pollution Control at Rössing Uranium Mine

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Uranium has been mined in northern Australia since 1949. In the early days exhausted mines were simply abandoned. Over time community concern with environmental issues has increased to the point where minesite rehabilitation is now mandatory. The paper reviews the changing standards that have been applied to the uranium mining industry in the north Australian region, in particular the ways in which the quality of rehabilitation and standards of long term environmental protection have been continuously improving.

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Müller, S. (2002). A New Approach to Water Management and Pollution Control at Rössing Uranium Mine. In: Merkel, B.J., Planer-Friedrich, B., Wolkersdorfer, C. (eds) Uranium in the Aquatic Environment. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-55668-5_76

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