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Title: Reclamation and groundwater restoration in the uranium milling industry: An assessment of UMTRCA, title II

In 1978, Congress passed the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) to regulate the disposal and reclamation of uranium mill tailings.This article examines the implementation of this legislation through eight cases of uranium mills in New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah now being reclaimed. The eight cases examined here make up an important part of the total reclamation picture in the uranium milling industry.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
508170
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Natural Resources amp Environmental Law; Journal Volume: 11; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: PBD: 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; FEED MATERIALS PLANTS; REMEDIAL ACTION; MILL TAILINGS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; URANIUM; ORE PROCESSING; RADIOECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; GROUND WATER; RADIONUCLIDE MIGRATION; RADON