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Data on uranium and radium in ground water in the United States, 1954 to 1957

R. C. Scott

Data on uranium and radium in ground water in the United States, 1954 to 1957

a compilation of data collected as part of a survey of radioelements in the water resources of the conterminous United States

by R. C. Scott

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Groundwater -- United States.,
  • Water -- Analysis.,
  • Uranium.,
  • Radium.,
  • Water-supply -- United States.,
  • Radioactive substances -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby R. C. Scott and F. B. Barker.
    SeriesGeological Survey professional paper -- 426
    ContributionsBarker, F. B. 1923-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE75 .P9 no.426, GB1015.S35 .P9 no.426
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 115 p. :
    Number of Pages115
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22936882M
    LC Control Number62000270

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Data on uranium and radium in ground water in the United States, 1954 to 1957 by R. C. Scott Download PDF EPUB FB2

DATA ON URANIUM AND RADIUM IN GROUND WATER IN UNITED STATES, TO The efficiency of a Geiger-Muller counter for photons (mainly gamma rays) depends upon the energy of the radiation; the amounts of absorption and scattering, though small, are also energy by: From uranium and radium concentrations were determined in samples, mainly of ground water, having wide geologic and geographic distribution.

These concentrations, together with data on the hydrologic and geologic environment, the beta-gamma activity, and the chemical characteristics of each sample, are tabulated by States.

Data on uranium and radium in ground water in the United States, to, Professional Paper, PP7 figures, 1 table, and plates in back pocket. [Scott, R. and Barker, F. B.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Data on uranium and radium in ground water in the United States, to, Professional Paper, 1954 to 1957 book Author: F.

Scott, R. and Barker. Get this from a library. Data on uranium and radium in ground 1954 to 1957 book in the United States, to. [R C Scott; F B Barker; United States. Department of the Interior.; Geological Survey (U.S.)] -- A compilation of data collected as part of a survey of radioelements in the water resources of the conterminous United States.

The Issue: Groundwater monitoring in northeastern Washington State has shown elevated levels of naturally occurring uranium in several community water systems and in private wells.A better understanding of the occurrence of uranium in groundwater along with outreach products that communicate the risk to area residents are important in order to reduce uranium exposure, protect.

Uranium and Radium are naturally occurring elements that are found throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States in bedrock deposits like shale or granite deep below the surface.

Rather than the glowing green rocks often portrayed in cinema or television, uranium and radium are found in ores mixed with other minerals and metals. The average concentration of uranium in the groundwater of the United States is about Bq LThe US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) drinking-water standard for uranium is 30 micrograms per liter (μg L-1), which is about Bq L-1 (US EPA ).

Radium and Uranium Speciation in Ground Water as a Function of pH pH Range Predominant Species Predominant Species Charge All Ra2+ a divalent cation to 5 to   Cadigan, R.A.

and Felmlee, J.K., Radioactive springs geochemical data related to uranium exploration. Geochem. Explor., 8: –Radioactiv. Scott R.C.

and Barker F.B. () Data on uranium and radium in ground water in the United States, U.S. Dept of the Interior, U.S.G.S. Paper Google Scholar. Uranium is used to fuel the 98 operable nuclear reactors in the United States, providing 20% of the nation’s electricity. More than 95% of this uranium is imported, and the rest is produced from uranium mines in Wyoming, Nebraska and Texas and a uranium mill in Utah.

Data on Uranium and Radium in Ground Water in the United States to patent. Radium nasopharyngeal applicator; Processes for extraction of uranium and radium from uranium-containing ores using ferric nitrate; Radium power pack and system for generating power.

If the AGA result is above 5 pCi/L, but the uranium result is less than mg/L, the high AGA level is likely caused by radium. Consider treating for radium (for example, with a water softener), or testing for radium/ to confirm the AGA level is due to radium and not other radioactive particles.

Retest again in five years. Radium and uranium concentrations in water from 37 wells tapping the aquifer system of the Dakota Sandstone and Purgatoire Formation in southwestern Pueblo County, Colorado, have a wide range of values and define several areas of high radioactivity in the ground water.

Radium ranges from to picocuries per liter and has a median value ofand uranium ranges from to A geochemical study is made of uranium-vanadium, copper, and manganese deposits in the Lisbon Valley area from to The composition of the various types of ore is determined and the information is combined with mineralogic and geologic data to evaluate various hypotheses of.

Scott R. and Barker F. () Data on uranium and radium in ground water in the United States U.S. Geol. Surv., Prof. Paper Strain C. D., Watson J. and Fong S. () An evaluation of "'Ra and '"Rn concentration in ground and surface water near a phosphate mining and manu- facturing facility.

Because uranium is found everywhere in small amounts, people always take it into the body from the air, water, food, and soil. In most areas of the United States, low levels of uranium are found in the drinking water.

Higher levels may be found in areas with elevated levels of naturally occurring uranium. bibliography of uranium in sandstone-type deposits (Melin,Selected annotated bibliography of the geology of sandstone-type uranium deposits in the United States: U. Geol. Survey Bull. The index map shows the location in the United States and Alaska.

Inuranium mining under the U.S military's Manhattan Project began on Navajo Nation lands and on Lakota Nation lands. On August 1,the responsibility for atomic science and technology was transferred from the military to the United States Atomic Energy ard, widespread uranium mining began on Navajo and Lakota lands in a nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union.

History. While uranium is used primarily for nuclear power, uranium mining had its roots in the production of radium-bearing ore from from the mining of uranium-vanadium sandstone deposits in western Colorado. The s saw a boom in uranium mining in the western U.S., spurred by the fortunes made by prospectors such as Charlie United States was the world's leading.

The leading consumers of uranium worldwide are the countries with the highest share of nuclear energy: the United States, France, and China. The U.S.

used nea metric tons of uranium in 20 occurrences of uranium in North America alone, and by total world production had reached 34 tonnes uranium from mines in South Africa, Canada, and the United States. This rapid growth led to problems. As purchases for military purposes ended, so did government procurement contracts.

The large reserves and production capability. Mining, production, shipments, and sales. U.S. uranium mines produced million pounds of triuranium octoxide (U3O8), or uranium concentrate, in76% less than in The production of uranium concentrate is the first step in the nuclear fuel production process.

Uranium production is carried out in about 13 countries around the world, in producing a cumulative total of 59, tonnes of uranium (tU). The international producers were Kazakhstan (39%), Canada (22%), Australia (10%), Namibia (%), Niger (%), Russian Federation (%), Uzbekistan (%), China (%), United States (%), Ukraine (%), India (%), South Africa (%) and.

PP / Scott, R. and Barker, F. / DATA ON URANIUM AND RADIUM IN GROUND WATER IN THE UNITED STATES, TO, pb, pages, 2 plates (in pocket), 7 figs., 2 tables, $ Third-quarter EIA could not publicly release data for U.S. production of uranium concentrate (U3O8) in the third quarter of Domestic uranium production has declined considerably in recent years, and activity did not reach a threshold where a specific production figure could be published without violating the protections that EIA has committed to provide.

Available chemical data for ground-water samples collected by Kerr- McGee from wells located adjacent to Arroyo del Puerto and San Mateo Creek should be evaluated for long-term trends in water quality.

Data for the Wilcoxson (P. Harris), Bingham, Marquez, and County Line Stock Tanks wells are of principal concern. Uranium is a naturally occurring radioactive element that can sometimes be in groundwater.

Learn whether uranium presents a health risk--and how avoid or treat it. sition from solution in moving ground water in places where reducing condi­ tions prevailed, the flow of mineralizing solutions being influenced by vari­ ations in permeability.

To Bull Canyon had a total production oftons of ore, with an average grade of percent U and percent V INTRODUCTION.

In Steen opened the Uranium Reduction Company, the nation's first large independent uranium mill, in Moab.

Sold to Floyd Odlum's Atlas Corporation inthe facility shut down in The federal mills were sold to private industry and finally disbanded. Uranium. Uranium occurs naturally in the Earth's crust, water, air, and living organisms. Uranium has been processed at U.S.

government facilities since and at commercial facilities since the s. Uranium enrichment and reprocessing still occurs in the United States. DOE sites throughout the United States store uranium and uranium wastes. References. Abernathy, G.

E.,Ground-water resources of Mississippian and older rocks in Bourbon, Crawford, Cherokee, and Labette counties, southeastern Kansas.

Data on uranium and radium in ground water in the United States, to(Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., ), by R. Scott and F. Barker (page images at HathiTrust) Seminar on transport and fate of contaminants in the subsurface. The following states are members of the international atomic energy agency: The agency’s statute was approved on 23 october by the Conference on the statute of the iaea held at united nations headquarters, new york; it entered into force on 29 July The.

a uranium mine/mill complex in the United States occurred near Church Rock, New Mexico, in June A breach of an earthen dam containing solid and liquid tailings caused the release of 1, tons of radioactive mill waste and 95 million gallons of mine effluents.

First findings of radioactive uranium–radium minerals in the mountains (Ferghan valley) occurred at the same time as in Kuri couple at the end of XIX century (Aleshin and others, ). Buy Mining and Selling Radium and Uranium: Read Books Reviews - Uranium mining in the United States produced 3, pounds (1, kg) of U 3 O 8 ( tonnes of uranium) in32% lower than 's production of 4, pounds (2, kg) of U 3 O 8 ( tonnes of uranium) and the lowest US annual production since The production represents 7% of the anticipated uranium market requirements of the USA's nuclear power reactors.

This new document provides updated scientific data and information related to the health effects of uranium, and still focuses on kidney effects in male rats. It outlines analytical methods and treatment technologies available at the municipal and residential scales.

It proposes to reaffirm the MAC of mg/L (20 µg/L) for total uranium in drinking water. The United States now ranks as the world's largest producer of uranium ore, and of uranium concentrate, the final product of the milling process.

The location of major ore deposits is largely centered in the Colorado Plateau and Ambrosia Lakes areas and in Wyoming, with the result that most of the indus- try's milling capacity is located in the.

Australia has 1, metric tonnes of uranium reserves. Australia's uranium has been mined sinceand three mines are currently operating, Ranger, Olympic Dam, and Four Mile. While Australia has the largest reserves opposition to uranium mining has been substantial in Australia.The mine’s output between and was almosttons of ore, which was then processed to about tons of fissile uranium oxide (U3O8) or “yellowcake.” The radioactive leftovers of uranium mining, waste rock and tailings, however, were left at Radium Hill.

They require disposal and cleanup that will limit radium concentration in soil and radon emissions (decay products of uranium), protect groundwater, and prevent misuse.

Key Points: OSHA's PEL for insoluble uranium in the workplace is mg/m 3 (8-hour TWA). OSHA's PEL for soluble uranium in the workplace is mg/m 3 (8-hour TWA).