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Title: Biota dose assessment of small mammals sampled near uranium mines in northern Arizona

Abstract

In 2015, the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) collected approximately 50 small mammal carcasses from Northern Arizona uranium mines and other background locations. Based on the highest gross alpha results, 11 small mammal samples were selected for radioisotopic analyses. None of the background samples had significant gross alpha results. The 11 small mammals were identified relative to the three ‘indicator’ mines located south of Fredonia, AZ on the Kanab Plateau (Kanab North Mine, Pinenut Mine, and Arizona 1 Mine) (Figure 1-1) and are operated by Energy Fuels Resources Inc. (EFRI). EFRI annually reports soil analysis for uranium and radium-226 using Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)-approved Standard Operating Procedures for Soil Sampling (EFRI 2016a, 2016b, 2017). In combination with the USGS small mammal radioiosotopic tissue analyses, a biota dose assessment was completed by Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) using the RESidual RADioactivity-BIOTA (RESRAD-BIOTA, V. 1.8) dose assessment tool provided by the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL 2017).

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1418129
Report Number(s):
SRNL-STI-2018-00007
TRN: US1801177
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-08SR22470
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; URANIUM MINES; URANIUM; MAMMALS; ARIZONA; RADIUM 226; RADIUM; TISSUES; RADIOACTIVITY

Citation Formats

Jannik, T., Minter, K., Kuhne, W., and Kubilius, W. Biota dose assessment of small mammals sampled near uranium mines in northern Arizona. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1418129.
Jannik, T., Minter, K., Kuhne, W., & Kubilius, W. Biota dose assessment of small mammals sampled near uranium mines in northern Arizona. United States. doi:10.2172/1418129.
Jannik, T., Minter, K., Kuhne, W., and Kubilius, W. Tue . "Biota dose assessment of small mammals sampled near uranium mines in northern Arizona". United States. doi:10.2172/1418129. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1418129.
@article{osti_1418129,
title = {Biota dose assessment of small mammals sampled near uranium mines in northern Arizona},
author = {Jannik, T. and Minter, K. and Kuhne, W. and Kubilius, W.},
abstractNote = {In 2015, the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) collected approximately 50 small mammal carcasses from Northern Arizona uranium mines and other background locations. Based on the highest gross alpha results, 11 small mammal samples were selected for radioisotopic analyses. None of the background samples had significant gross alpha results. The 11 small mammals were identified relative to the three ‘indicator’ mines located south of Fredonia, AZ on the Kanab Plateau (Kanab North Mine, Pinenut Mine, and Arizona 1 Mine) (Figure 1-1) and are operated by Energy Fuels Resources Inc. (EFRI). EFRI annually reports soil analysis for uranium and radium-226 using Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)-approved Standard Operating Procedures for Soil Sampling (EFRI 2016a, 2016b, 2017). In combination with the USGS small mammal radioiosotopic tissue analyses, a biota dose assessment was completed by Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) using the RESidual RADioactivity-BIOTA (RESRAD-BIOTA, V. 1.8) dose assessment tool provided by the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL 2017).},
doi = {10.2172/1418129},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {1}
}

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