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Title: Engineering assessment of inactive uranium mill tailings, Tuba City site, Tuba City, Arizona

Ford, Bacon and Davis Utah Inc. has reevaluated the Tuba City site in order to revise the March 1977 engineering assessment of the problems resulting from the existence of radioactive uranium mill tailings at Tuba City, Arizona. This engineering assessment has included the preparation of topographic maps, the performance of core drillings and radiometric measurements sufficient to determine areas and volumes of tailings and radiation exposures of individuals and nearby populations, the investigations of site hydrology and meteorology, and the evaluation and costing of alternative corrective actions. Radon gas released from the 0.8 million tons of tailings at the Tuba City site constitutes the most significant environmental impact, although windblown tailings and external gamma radiation also are factors.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5965788
Report Number(s):
DOE/UMT-0120; FBDU-360-05
ON: DE82002491; TRN: 82-000951
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-76GJ01658
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Ford, Bacon and Davis Utah, Inc., Salt Lake City (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; ARIZONA; RADIATION MONITORING; FEED MATERIALS PLANTS; MILL TAILINGS; LAND RECLAMATION; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; STABILIZATION; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RADIOACTIVE WASTE PROCESSING; RADON; AIR POLLUTION; HEALTH HAZARDS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; URANIUM MINERALS; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; GASES; HAZARDS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; MINERALS; MONITORING; NONMETALS; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POLLUTION; POPULATIONS; PROCESSING; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE MINERALS; RARE GASES; SOLID WASTES; TAILINGS; USA; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING; WASTES; WESTERN REGION 510301* -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- Soil-- (-1987); 500300 -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 053000 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Environmental Aspects