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Distribution of heavy elements and radionuclides on small uranium mining dumps after decades of soil development

  • Arndt Weiske
  • Joachim Rotsche
Conference paper

Abstract

Distribution of uranium and other trace elements was investigated in the surroundings of four approximately 50-year-old small uranium mining dumps. The vertical distribution of uranium was similar in soil profiles both above and downstream of the dump. There was no evidence of enrichment of uranium resulting from a local influence of the dump. Isotope ratios (Pb, U, Th) obtained with quadrupole ICP-MS, showed a sufficient precision level for a screening analysis and monitoring of element translocation into the surrounding of dumps.

Keywords

Lead Isotope Uranium Mining 206Pb Isotope Dump Slope Uranium Decay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arndt Weiske
    • 1
  • Joachim Rotsche
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of General Ecology and Environmental ProtectionDresden University of TechnologyTharandtGermany
  2. 2.Institute of General Ecology and Environmental ProtectionDresden University of TechnologyTharandtGermany

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