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Evaluation of host rocks and background lithologies as secondary contributors to the uranium and rare-earth element source-term at the Needle`s Eye natural analogue site

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Abstract

HMIP has a research programme investigating some naturally radioactive sites in the UK as geochemical analogues of radionuclide migration. The objective is to test thermodynamic database and computer codes used for modelling radionuclide migration under environmental conditions. This report describes a study of the distributions of uranium (U) and the rare-earth elements (REE) in the vicinity of pitchblende veins outcropping in the cliff at Needle`s Eye on the Solway Coats, SW Scotland. This report improves the information available on the secondary source-terms of U and REE. The minerals in the country rocks are thought to be supplying only minor amounts of these elements to the groundwaters flowing into the Merse silts within the detailed study area close to the mineralisation in the cliff. The pitchblende veins are the principal source-term for U migrating into the Merse silts at the foot of the cliff. (author).
Authors:
Hyslop, E K; [1]  Pearce, J M [2] 
  1. British Geological Survey, Edinburgh (United Kingdom). Mineralogy and Petrology Group
  2. British Geological Survey, Keyworth (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1993
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
DOE-HMIP-RR-93.026; BGS-TR-WE-92/32.
Reference Number:
SCA: 540230; 052002; PA: AIX-25:005707; EDB-94:015101; ERA-19:007435; NTS-94:015044; SN: 94001126150
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1993
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; THERMODYNAMIC MODEL; GEOCHEMISTRY; GEOLOGIC FRACTURES; GROUND WATER; MINERALOGY; RARE EARTHS; URANIUM; 540230; 052002; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS MONITORING AND TRANSPORT; WASTE DISPOSAL AND STORAGE
OSTI ID:
10112915
Research Organizations:
Department of the Environment, London (United Kingdom). Her Majesty`s Inspectorate of Pollution
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE94610460; TRN: GB9303634005707
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only); INIS
Submitting Site:
GBN
Size:
46 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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Citation Formats

Hyslop, E K, and Pearce, J M. Evaluation of host rocks and background lithologies as secondary contributors to the uranium and rare-earth element source-term at the Needle`s Eye natural analogue site. United Kingdom: N. p., 1993. Web.
Hyslop, E K, & Pearce, J M. Evaluation of host rocks and background lithologies as secondary contributors to the uranium and rare-earth element source-term at the Needle`s Eye natural analogue site. United Kingdom.
Hyslop, E K, and Pearce, J M. 1993. "Evaluation of host rocks and background lithologies as secondary contributors to the uranium and rare-earth element source-term at the Needle`s Eye natural analogue site." United Kingdom.
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title = {Evaluation of host rocks and background lithologies as secondary contributors to the uranium and rare-earth element source-term at the Needle`s Eye natural analogue site}
author = {Hyslop, E K, and Pearce, J M}
abstractNote = {HMIP has a research programme investigating some naturally radioactive sites in the UK as geochemical analogues of radionuclide migration. The objective is to test thermodynamic database and computer codes used for modelling radionuclide migration under environmental conditions. This report describes a study of the distributions of uranium (U) and the rare-earth elements (REE) in the vicinity of pitchblende veins outcropping in the cliff at Needle`s Eye on the Solway Coats, SW Scotland. This report improves the information available on the secondary source-terms of U and REE. The minerals in the country rocks are thought to be supplying only minor amounts of these elements to the groundwaters flowing into the Merse silts within the detailed study area close to the mineralisation in the cliff. The pitchblende veins are the principal source-term for U migrating into the Merse silts at the foot of the cliff. (author).}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1993}
month = {Dec}
}