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Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (1978; 95th ...

Nov 08, 1978 · Nov 8, 1978. H.R. 13650 (95th). A bill to authorize the Secretary of Energy to enter into cooperative agreements with certain States respecting residual radioactive material at existing sites, to provide for the regulation of uranium mill tailings under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, and for other purposes. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress.


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Uranium Mill Tailings Remediation Performed by the US DOE ...

Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) in 1978. The radioactive and hazardous nature of waste materials from the uranium mining and milling was poorly recognized during the first uranium boom, driven by the Cold War in the


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6 Potential Environmental Effects of Uranium Mining ...

Although 90-95 percent of the uranium in the ore is extracted during processing (thus reducing uranium concentrations by at least an order of magnitude), most of the uranium decay products (e.g., 230 Th, 226 Ra, 222 Rn), which may comprise the majority of the total radioactivity of the ore, stay in the tailings (Hebel et al., 1978, Van Metre ...


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Tailings and Their Component Radionuclides From the ...

Component Radionuclides From the Biosphere­ Some Earth Science Perspectives By Edward Landa ABSTRACT U rani urn mining and milling is an expanding activ·ity in the Western United States. Although the milling process yields a uranium concentrate, the large volume of tailings remaining centains about 85 percent of the


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[USC02] 42 USC 7901: Congressional findings and purposes

§7901. Congressional findings and purposes (a) The Congress finds that uranium mill tailings located at active and inactive mill operations may pose a potential and significant radiation health hazard to the public, and that the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare and the regulation of interstate commerce require that every reasonable effort be made to provide for the ...


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Uranium mill tailings management plan

URANIUM MILL TAILINGS REMEDIAL ACTION PROGRAM From the late 1960s, it was known that the misuse of uranium tailings was not unique to the Grand Junction, Mesa County area. In 1978, the U.S. Congress passed Public Law 95-604, the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA). This law .


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Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Program. Annual ...

Project goals for FY 1993 are also presented. An annual report of this type was a statutory requirement through January 1, 1986, pursuant to the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) of 1978, Public Law (PL) 95-604.


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Audit Report: OAS-L-15-02 | Department of Energy

Oct 23, 2014 · October 23, 2014. Management of Long-Term Surveillance and Maintenance of Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 Title II Sites. The Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 was enacted to minimize radiation health hazards to the public.


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ENERGY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF Legacy Management

The Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) of 1978 (Public Law 95-604) is a federal law that provides for the safe and environmentally sound disposal, long-term stabilization, and control of uranium mill tailings in a manner that minimizes or eliminates radiation health hazards to the public. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE ...


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Cleaning Up Inactive Uranium Mill Tailings Sites

CLEANING UP INACTIVE URANIUM MILL TAILINGS SITES Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee: We appreciate the opportunity to be here today to discuss the need for, and adequacy of, the Department of Energy's urj-posed "Residual Radioactive Materials Act of 1978" (H.R. 12535). BACKGPOUND Uranium mills are an often overlooked, but vital part of


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Uranium tailings - Wikipedia

Uranium tailings are a waste byproduct of uranium mining. In mining, raw uranium ore is brought to the surface and crushed into a fine sand. The valuable uranium-bearing minerals are then removed via heap leaching with the use of acids or bases, and the remaining radioactive sludge, called "uranium tailings", is stored in huge impoundments.


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The Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978

Congress has addressed this issue by enacting the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978.12 Title I of the Act provides a mechanism for stabilizing and controlling tailings at inactive mill sites. Title II strengthens the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) au-thority to regulate tailings produced at active sites.

  • Published in: Ecology Law Quarterly · 1980Authors: John MageeAffiliation: University of California BerkeleyAbout: Municipal solid waste · Public opinion · Public health · Nuclear fuel cycle · Tailings
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TOPN: Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 ...

The United States Code is meant to be an organized, logical compilation of the laws passed by Congress. At its top level, it divides the world of legislation into fifty topically-organized Titles, and each Title is further subdivided into any number of logical subtopics.


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Health and Environmental Protection Standards for Uranium ...

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, October 1982. This final statement examined standards for the disposal of uranium mill tailings at the 24 sites designated under the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 (UMTRCA), as well as standards for the cleanup of nearby lands and buildings contaminated with mill tailings.


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Mexican Hat, Utah, Disposal Site This fact sheet provides information about the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 Title I processing site at Mexican Hat, Utah. This site is managed by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management. Location of the Mexican Hat, Utah, Disposal Site Site Location and History


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Uranium Mill Tailings Remediation Performed by the US DOE ...

Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) in 1978. The radioactive and hazardous nature of waste materials from the uranium mining and milling was poorly recognized during the first uranium boom, driven by the Cold War in the

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"The Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 ...

By John Magee, Published on 03/01/80. Recommended Citation. John Magee, The Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978, 8 Ecology L. Q. 801 (1980).


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UPDATED: Is This Why Huntington Pilot Plant Was Buried ...

To provide for the disposal, long-term stabilization, and control of these mill tailings in a safe and environmentally sound manner and to minimize or eliminate radiation health hazards to the public, Congress enacted the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 (UMTRCA).

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Uranium Mining and Milling Wastes: An Introduction

May 18, 2011 · The untenability of this situation was for the first time recognized by U.S. legislation, which defined legal requirements for the reclamation of uranium mill tailings in 1978 . On the basis of this law, regulations were promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA: 40 CFR 192 ) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC: 10 CFR 40 ).


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Findings on Uranium Tailings

Toronto, September 1978. ... Uranium mill tailings will constitute an increasing health and environmental problem. An independent review committee should be established to study the problem in depth and prepare a public report for the AECB and the Ontario Environmental Assessment Board. The future of the nuclear programme should be assessed in ...


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NRC: Backgrounder on Uranium Mill Tailings

Oct 12, 2016 · Title II - Sites licensed in 1978 or later; Milling is the first step in making natural uranium ore into fuel for nuclear reactors. Uranium mills use chemicals to extract uranium and make "yellowcake," a powder that can be processed into fuel. They produce "mill tailings," a sandy waste containing heavy metals and radium, which is radioactive.


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URANIUM: THE DEADLIEST METAL

The tailings will remain dangerously radioactive for millions of years. Thorium- 230, itself a by-product of uranium, is an alpha-emitter with a half-life of almost 80,000 years. It continually replenishes all the other radioactive by-products of uranium in the abandoned tailings piles.

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Mine Tailings Disposal Methods

Uranium mill tailings are generally disposed of in tailing ponds; however, management of these wastes differs from tailings derived from other metal-ore operations. The Uranium Mill Tailing Radiation Control Act of 1978 regulates disposal of these wastes, as uranium tailings present special disposal problems.


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Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 ...

Get this from a library! Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 : Public Law 95-604 : 92 Stat. 3021 : November 8, 1978. [Covington & Burling,]


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Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 Law ...

The Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (Act) of 1978 is a U.S. federal law that aims to provide for the disposal, long-term stabilization, and control of uranium mill tailings in a safe and environmentally sound manner and to minimize or eliminate radiation health hazards to the public.

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GCZR1P The Most Radioactive Town in America (Earthcache ...

The Canonsburg mill site was designated in the 1978 Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act as eligible for federal funds for clean up. It was the only uranium mill east of the Mississippi River to receive funds. Under a $48 million cleanup, the mill site and 163 vicinity properties in .

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Maybell, Colorado, Disposal Site This fact sheet provides information about the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 Title I disposal site at Maybell, Colorado. This site is managed by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management. Location of the Maybell, Colorado, Disposal Site Site Description and History


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NRC: Standard Review Plan for the Review of a Reclamation ...

Jun 01, 2016 · This standard review plan is prepared for the guidance of staff reviewers in the Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards in performing safety and environmental reviews of reclamation plans for uranium mill tailings sites covered by Title II of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 as amended.


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Health and Environmental Protection Standards for Uranium ...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing its January 19, 2017, proposed rule addressing health and environmental protection standards under the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 (UMTRCA) that would have applied to byproduct materials produced by uranium...


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Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 ...

Get this from a library! Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 : Public Law 95-604 : 92 Stat. 3021 : November 8, 1978. [Covington & Burling,]


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