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In my work as a health physicist, I do a lot of public speaking and interact with the public on issues related to development of uranium mining and milling ("uranium recovery") in the U.S. Understandingly, the public has important concerns about this. In a "question and answer" format below, I have tried to capture what are some of the most common concerns heard from citizens and address them based on the best scientific information we have, representing information well documented in peer-reviewed scientific literature and consensus positions from both national and interna... More →
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A SENES Consultants Limited presentation on a variety of environmental issues involving uranium, including water content, food content and other discussions for public consumption.
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1: Boice JD Jr, Mumma MT, Blot WJ. Related Articles, Links
Cancer and noncancer mortality in populations living near uranium and vanadium mining and milling operations in Montrose County, Colorado, 1950-2000.
Radiat Res. 2007 Jun;167(6):711-26.
PMID: 17523851 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

2: Boice JD Jr, Mumma M, Schweitzer S, Blot WJ. Related Articles, Links
Cancer mortality in a Texas county with prior uranium mining and milling activities,
1950-2001.
J Radiol Prot. 2003 Sep;23(3):247-62.
PMID: 14582717 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Yomiuri Shimbun reports that one of the faults that run under the premises of Hokuriku Electric Power Co. Shika nuclear power plant in Ishikawa Prefecture can be reasonably concluded to be active, according to an evaluation compiled by an expert panel at the Nuclear Regulation Authority.

The No. 1 reactor at the Shika plant may have to be decommissioned under the new nuclear regulatory standards, which ban the construction of important facilities above an active fault. The fault in question lies directly under the No. 1 reactor building.

The power company has already subm... More →
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Prescott eNews reports that the Arizona Game and Fish Department is asking the Sierra Club to retract a fundraising letter that makes false statements about the Arizona endangered condor population. The department (AZGFD) says untrue claims were made about hazards to condor health in a fundraising letter from Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club. In his June 24 fundraising appeal, Brune claims a link between uranium mining and condor health.

Despite a moratorium against uranium mines in effect until 2032, the Sierra Club fundraising letter implies numerous times that... More →
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J. D. Boice, Jr, et al., report that deaths from all cancers combined also were not increased in Karnes County and the relative risks of cancer mortality in Karnes County before and in the early years of operations (1950-64), shortly after the uranium activities began (1965-79) and in two later time periods (1980-89, 1990-2001) were similar, 1.0, 0.9, 1.1 and 1.0, respectively. No unusual patterns of cancer mortality could be seen in Karnes County over a period of 50 years, suggesting that the uranium mining and milling operations had not increased cancer rates among surrounding residents.
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Over the past few years, C&A personnel (now I2M Associates personnel) noticed an increase in the number of poorly written, inaccurate, and deceptive articles that were produced by various types of media on the subject of nuclear power, uranium exploration and mining, and associated environmental issues. These reports came from the national media, national and local adversarial groups, local citizen's groups and the attorneys who represent them. Because they all seem to have many shortcomings in common, C&A personnel began in 2007 to examine them in some detail. Effective April 1, 2010,... More →
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In 1958 alone, 850 underground mines and 200 open pit mines were producing uranium in the western USA. The nature and definition of decommissioning have been under review since the 1960s, especially in Utah and Nevada, by the BLM and MSA.
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Dr. Conca reports that fear of radiation strikes again. This time it is preventing some beneficial medical procedures like mammograms and CT scans by claiming, incorrectly, that the procedures themselves can cause cancer no matter what the radiation dose.

Conca was shocked to read an article in Time.com - reprinted from Health.com - about the Hidden Dangers of Medical Scans, that says more and more doctors are worried that medical imaging and other tests involving X-rays are increasing the risk of cancer.

It was even claimed that researchers at the National Cancer Institu... More →
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Dr. Conca reports that sadness and anger came to mind on the two-year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster last week for the people in Japan. But it was for two different reasons, for two different groups. Dr. Conca realized that everyone who attended the anti-nuke rallies felt righteous and good about their anger at nuclear power and their sadness at the disaster. But their anger is misplaced and their zealous that cries out against nuclear power has obscured the real heartbreak of the tsunami itself and the mismanagement of the response.

Dr. Conca is with the other group who are... More →
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Tim Cama reports that radiation from the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant radiation issues has reached the United States, but will likely peak by the end of next year. Cama used the anti-nuclear term, disaster, when the disaster was actually the 20,000 people that died as a result of the tsunami. No one has died from radiation or has even had radiation sickness. Disaster - another example of how the anti-nuclear activists make word-choice selections for the purpose further frightening the reader.

Research published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scie... More →
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NUREG-1910, Vol. 1 Chapters 1 through 4
United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission
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United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NUREG-1910, Vol. 2
Chapters 5 through 12
and Appendices A through G
Final Report
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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-0003

Geochemical Data for Historic Mining Areas, Central Western Slope, Colorado By J. Thomas Nash, Warren C. Day, and Anna B. Wilson

This report contains the analytical results for samples collected at 451 sites on the Central Western Slope of Colorado, including the Gunnison and Uncompahgre National Forests and adjacent public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management. Included are results for 190 samples of surface waters, 185 samples of mined rocks, mill tailings, and altered rocks, and passive leach analyses of 116... More →
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Texas has been the location of the greatest number of uranium in-situ recovery (ISR) mines in in the United States and was the incubator for the development of alkaline leach technology in this country. For that reason, the author chose to focus on the effectiveness of restoration at ISR mines by examining legacy mines developed in Texas. The best source for accurate information about restoration at Texas ISR mines is housed at the TCEQ offices in Austin. The bulk of this research is an analysis of those records.... More →
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Grayson and Tumenbayar present a PPT with data from sampling of a number of sources ..

Conventional U mines, occurrences, and resources in Mongolia
Targets for mining
Strict regulations
Unconventional U resources
Not targets for mining
Major health risks
Uranium in COAL
Uranium in SODA LAKES

Combustion of uraniferous coal
Photochemical smog blanketing Ulaanbaatar

Uranium in Ash
Uranium in Water
Radon Apartment near Nomin Store, Ulaanbaatar
High Radon levels in Ulaanbaatar
UB water is used for Radon Spa... More →
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Gail H Marcus recently assessed the nuclear power industry environmental credentials in comparison to fossil fuels and renewable energy sources. The environment is a shared resource, and in recent years the question of how to moderate the impacts of human activity on the air, water and land has become increasingly important.

One of the characteristics that has received the most attention in this effort is the greenness of our energy supply. Yet the term green seems not to be well understood and it is not consistently applied. Some sources define a green energy source as one with a ... More →
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Results of a pilot-scale uranium bioremediation system located at the Y-12 facility (Area 3) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN. Continued biostimulation has resulted in groundwater uranium concentrations below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's drinking water standards.
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There is now a growing recognition that nuclear power makes a significant contribution to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions. Worldwide, nuclear power plants currently save some 10 per cent of total carbon dioxide (CO2 ) emissions from world energy use. This represents an immense saving of greenhouse gas emissions that would otherwise be contributing to global warming. If the world were not using nuclear power, emissions of CO2 would be some 2.5 billion tonnes higher per year. Nuclear power plants emit no greenhouse gas emissions at point of generation and very small quantities over th... More →
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The Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) prepared a report that provides a narrative overview and timeline for the earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent damage to the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on March 11, 2011. The purpose of this report is to provide an accurate, consolidated source of information regarding the sequence of events that occurred in the first days of the accident. The information contained in this report may be used for determining future U.S. and international industry corrective actions.

Although INPO describ... More →
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Dr. Whicker reports that we live in a radioactive environment. We are continuously bombarded with radiation We are continuously bombarded with radiation energy from space and from the earth energy from space and from the earth surface. We take in radioactive materials with the air we breath, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Our bodies contain radioactive materials. Our biosphere is powered by nuclear fusion reactions in the sun reactions in the sun.
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IAEA TECHNICAL REPORTS SERIES No. 416 - 2003

Identification of archaeological artefacts according to morphological or stylistic criteria sometimes cannot be readily achieved between different production sites or origins based on visual inspection alone. Chemical analysis, together with statistical data treatment, is used extensively to supplement archaeological investigations when provenance studies or socioeconomic aspects are concerned. A number of different analytical techniques have been applied with varying degrees of success, but all of them need to have multi-element capabili... More →
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Nuclear Energy in Perspective - December, 2009
French Nuclear Energy Agency

Greenhouse gas emissions. Electicity supply and associated costs. CO2 emissions.
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Mead Gruver reports that the worker urine tested positive for uranium at close to seven times the federal agency permissible level, the federal agency alleges in a Nov. 14 violation notice against Lost Creek LLC ISR, a subsidiary of Littleton, Colorado-based Ur-Energy. The alleged violation ranked as the least severe of the four NRC categories of violations.

The spill occurred Nov. 28, 2013, at the Lost Creek in-situ uranium mine in south-central Wyoming. Some 1,500 pounds of yellowcake, a precursor of enriched uranium, spilled onto the floor of a processing building while a worker ... More →
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Dr. Conca concludes that the public may not be the best judge of risk. If you ask someone what they are afraid of, they will say things like radiation, fluoridated water, or vaccinations, things that are generally not dangerous. We are only just beginning to realize that texting while driving is really a big problem, or that overuse of opioid medications are leading to a national epidemic of heroine deaths. And these two only because of a flood of advertisements and documentaries on the subjects.

This is an important issue. Without understanding what real risks are, well-intentioned... More →
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