In his work as a health physicist, Steve Brown does a lot of public speaking and interacting with the public on issues related to development of uranium mining and milling
(“uranium recovery”) in the U.S. Understandingly, the public has importantconcerns 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 andaddress 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 international scientific standard setting
bodies and related committees. Some of the more important of these scientifically-based references are provided to support the information given below.
Practical space limitations prevent completeness in this regard in some cases.
Visit the Health Physics Society’s web site or feel free to contact me directly for additional references, information or detail – Steve Brown.