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Title: Aerial radiation surveys

A recent aerial radiation survey of the surroundings of the Vitro mill in Salt Lake City shows that uranium mill tailings have been removed to many locations outside their original boundary. To date, 52 remote sites have been discovered within a 100 square kilometer aerial survey perimeter surrounding the mill; 9 of these were discovered with the recent aerial survey map. Five additional sites, also discovered by aerial survey, contained uranium ore, milling equipment, or radioactive slag. Because of the success of this survey, plans are being made to extend the aerial survey program to other parts of the Salt Lake valley where diversions of Vitro tailings are also known to exist.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5513721
Report Number(s):
EGG-1183-1759; CONF-800334-8
TRN: 80-008113
DOE Contract Number:
EY-76-C-08-1183
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2. DOE environmental control symposium, Reston, VA, USA, 17 Mar 1980
Research Org:
EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls (USA)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; MILL TAILINGS; AERIAL MONITORING; RADIATION DOSES; UTAH; URBAN AREAS; FEED MATERIALS PLANTS; REMOTE SENSING; DOSES; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; MONITORING; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION; SOLID WASTES; TAILINGS; USA; WASTES 500300* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 053000 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Environmental Aspects