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Title: Transportation of the MOAB Uranium Mill Tailings to White Mesa Mill by Slurry Pipeline

Abstract

The Moab uranium mill tailings pile, located at the former Atlas Minerals Corporation site approximately three miles north of Moab, Utah, is now under the control of the US Department of Energy (''DOE''). The location of the tailings pile adjacent to the Colorado River, and the ongoing contamination of groundwater and seepage of pollutants into the river, have lead to the investigation, as part of the final site remediation program, of alternatives to relocate the tailings to a qualified permanent disposal site. This paper will describe the approach being taken by the team formed between International Uranium (USA) Corporation (''IUC'') and Washington Group International (''WGINT'') to develop an innovative technical proposal to relocate the Moab tailings to IUC's White Mesa Mill south of Blanding, Utah. The proposed approach for relocating the tailings involves using a slurry pipeline to transport the tailings to the White Mesa Mill. The White Mesa Mill is a fully licensed, active uranium mill site that is uniquely suited for permanent disposal of the Moab tailings. The tailings slurry would be dewatered at the White Mesa Mill, the slurry water would be recycled to the Moab site for reuse in slurry makeup, and the ''dry'' tailings wouldmore » be permanently disposed of in an approved below grade cell at the mill site.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
International Uranium Corporation (US); Washington Group International (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
none (US)
OSTI Identifier:
825817
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Waste Management 2003 Symposium, Tucson, AZ (US), 02/23/2003--02/27/2003; Other Information: PBD: 26 Feb 2003
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; COLORADO RIVER; CONTAMINATION; FEED MATERIALS PLANTS; POLLUTANTS; SLURRY PIPELINES; TAILINGS; TRANSPORT; URANIUM; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WATER

Citation Formats

Hochstein, R. F., Warner, R., and Wetz, T. V.. Transportation of the MOAB Uranium Mill Tailings to White Mesa Mill by Slurry Pipeline. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Hochstein, R. F., Warner, R., & Wetz, T. V.. Transportation of the MOAB Uranium Mill Tailings to White Mesa Mill by Slurry Pipeline. United States.
Hochstein, R. F., Warner, R., and Wetz, T. V.. Wed . "Transportation of the MOAB Uranium Mill Tailings to White Mesa Mill by Slurry Pipeline". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/825817.
@article{osti_825817,
title = {Transportation of the MOAB Uranium Mill Tailings to White Mesa Mill by Slurry Pipeline},
author = {Hochstein, R. F. and Warner, R. and Wetz, T. V.},
abstractNote = {The Moab uranium mill tailings pile, located at the former Atlas Minerals Corporation site approximately three miles north of Moab, Utah, is now under the control of the US Department of Energy (''DOE''). The location of the tailings pile adjacent to the Colorado River, and the ongoing contamination of groundwater and seepage of pollutants into the river, have lead to the investigation, as part of the final site remediation program, of alternatives to relocate the tailings to a qualified permanent disposal site. This paper will describe the approach being taken by the team formed between International Uranium (USA) Corporation (''IUC'') and Washington Group International (''WGINT'') to develop an innovative technical proposal to relocate the Moab tailings to IUC's White Mesa Mill south of Blanding, Utah. The proposed approach for relocating the tailings involves using a slurry pipeline to transport the tailings to the White Mesa Mill. The White Mesa Mill is a fully licensed, active uranium mill site that is uniquely suited for permanent disposal of the Moab tailings. The tailings slurry would be dewatered at the White Mesa Mill, the slurry water would be recycled to the Moab site for reuse in slurry makeup, and the ''dry'' tailings would be permanently disposed of in an approved below grade cell at the mill site.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 26 00:00:00 EST 2003},
month = {Wed Feb 26 00:00:00 EST 2003}
}

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