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Problem of abandoned uranium tailings in northern Saskatchewan

S. Swanson

Problem of abandoned uranium tailings in northern Saskatchewan

an overview

by S. Swanson

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Published by Saskatchewan Research Council in Saskatoon, Sask .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby S. Swanson, Z. Abouguendia
SeriesSRC publications -- no. C-805-48-C-81, AQUAMIN collecton -- Study no. 150.
ContributionsAbouguendia, Z.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 vol. (multiple pagination) : ill., maps
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22165391M

  Interview with Gordon Edwards, President of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility (CCNR) at the Western Mining Action Network Conference, Dr. Edwards addresses the need to. The Gunnar Mine and mill site was the largest of some 38 now-abandoned uranium mines that were developed and operated in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, during the Cold War years. During their operating lifetimes these mines produced large quantities of ore and tailings.

  Article content. Saskatchewan is suing the federal government to avoid being left holding the entire bill for a massively over-budget uranium mine cleanup project, the . The Gunnar mine, mill, and town-site were built in a remote location in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. Like most mining communities the town boomed, first with construction workers and miners, and later with families. When the Gunnar mill construction was completed in the fall of it doubled Canada’s uranium production capacity.

An Aerial Radiological Survey of Abandoned Uranium Mines in the Navajo Nation This report documents the results of aerial radiological surveys of 41 areas in the Navajo Nation. Topics include a description of the study area, background information about radiation in the environment, and discussions of survey operations, data analysis, spatial. Uranium Mill Tailings Uranium mill tailings are primarily the sandy process waste material from a conventional uranium ore residue contains the radioactive decay products from the uranium chains (mainly the U chain) and heavy metals. As defined in Ti P of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR Part 40), the tailings or wastes produced by the .


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Problem of abandoned uranium tailings in northern Saskatchewan by S. Swanson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Patricia Sandberg, author of Sun Dogs and Yellowcake, a new book about northern Saskatchewan’s Gunnar uranium mine, on a boat near the mine site in the late s. Photo courtesy of Patricia. Swanson, Z. AbouguendiaThe problem of abandoned uranium tailings in Northern Saskatchewan, an overview Saskatchewan Research Council Publication No.

CC (), p. Google ScholarCited by: 5. Thirty-six now-abandoned uranium mine and mill sites were developed and operated on or near Lake Athabasca, in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, from approximately through During their operating lifetimes these mines produced large quantities of ore and : Laurier L.

Schramm. Most uranium mine sites in Problem of abandoned uranium tailings in northern Saskatchewan book Saskatchewan have tailings disposal facilities at them that pose a long term risk to the environment. In this paper we focus in on the Key Lake uranium mill site as a current example.

At Key Lake the issue to consider is whether uranium mill tailings can be properly contained for thousands of years into the File Size: KB. The Gunnar Mine and mill site was the largest of some 38 now-abandoned uranium mines that were developed and operated in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, during the Cold War years.

The Rabbit Lake U mine in-pit tailings management facility (TMF) ( m long× m wide×91 m deep) is located in northern Saskatchewan, Canada. The objectives of this study were to quantify the distribution of As phases in the tailings and evaluate the present-day geochemical controls on dissolved by: Uranium & Nuclear.

Uranium mining has been a significant industry in Saskatchewan since the s, when the major demand for the product was for the manufacturing of nuclear weapons. More recently, uranium is chiefly used for fuelling nuclear power reactors, in Canada, the United States, as well as overseas. The Federal Government has completed its search for the owners of 39 abandoned uranium mines near Uranium City in Saskatchewan.

Experts say it will cost at least 25 million dollars to clean up the sites, but Natural Resources Canada won't say if it has found any corporations with links to the abandoned mines. Saskatchewan Research Council mineral division head Bryan Schreiner says a new pilot project to remove rare earth elements from uranium tailings could have significant benefits for the province.

From to the Gunnar Uranium Mine (Canada) produced approximately 8× tonnes of uranium oxide and about 5× tonnes of waste rock tailings. Large quantities of fine tailings material washed into Langley Bay, a shallow bay opening onto Lake Athabasca. The limnoiogical characteristics of this bay make it an ideal site to study the movement and Cited by: The Saskatchewan Research Council is defending its work on the cleanup of an abandoned uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, following Ottawa's claim that the SRC's plans are "not cost-effective" and an estimated cleanup cost that's more than 10.

Social Sharing. A multimillion dollar cleanup of abandoned uranium mines is expected to start this summer in northern Saskatchewan. The federal and provincial governments are sharing the $ million cost of cleaning up some 40 mines near Uranium City that were abandoned in the s and s.

Thirty-six now-abandoned uranium mine and mill sites were developed and operated in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, from approximately through During their operating lifetimes these mines produced large quantities of ore and tailings. The Gunnar Mine is located on the shores of Lake Athabasca, the 22 nd largest lake in the world.

The Cited by: 2. The moss bag technique of air quality monitoring has been used to assess the spatial distribution of metal particulates blown as dust from U tailings adjacent to the Lorado mill in northern Saskatchewan. Monitoring sites were set up at 32 locations on and around the tailings during June, July, and August, Of the 23 metals initially detected in the tailings Cited by: 7.

This bodes well for Saskatchewan, as uranium deposits typically have a higher ratio of heavy REEs than most other types of mineral deposits.

In fact, around 80 per cent of the REEs in Saskatchewan’s high-grade uranium deposits are thought to be of the heavy kind. Gunnar Mine Site Remediation Project in Northern Saskatchewan - Duration: Exploring an Abandoned Uranium Mine - Duration: Mining in Saskatchewan - An Economic Superstar - Duration.

The Saskatchewan Research Council’s (SRC) Mineral Processing team and Geoanalytical Laboratories provide leading‐edge research, development and demonstration services and exploration and geoanalytical expertise for a variety of commodities and minerals processing technologies.

SRC’s team of engineers and scientists have extensive experience and know. This program ended in when demand for uranium for power generation was sufficient to support the industry. Uranium mining by province Nova Scotia.

A moratorium on uranium exploration was declared in the province of Nova Scotia in This moratorium expired on January 1, THE LONG TERM STABILIZATION OF URANIUM MILL TAILINGS IAEA, VIENNA, order to address the specific problems surrounding the disposal of uranium mill tailings, the IAEA developed a co-ordinated research project (CRP) in this area.

solving problems of common interest. The aim of the CRP on the long term stabilization of uranium mill. “Radiation contaminated fish are not accepted for commercial sale, so there is concern across northern Saskatchewan that uranium contamination from tailings sites may destroy the commercial.

From toUranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project contractors removed and secured nearly forty million cubic yards of low-level radioactive uranium reduction mill tailings waste from abandoned mill sites in eleven states and four Indian reservations, enough material to bury football fields in ten feet of radioactive by: 2.In Canada, negotiations are ongoing still on who will pay for the cleanup of 42 abandoned uranium mine sites in northern Saskatchewan.

The province of Saskatchewan is pressing the federal government to take full financial responsibility for the cleanup. Northern Saskatchewan communities meanwhile demand the start of cleanup.At the Rabbit Lake operation in northern Saskatchewan, a mined-out pit stores tailings.

The pit walls are lined with a layer of coarse rock, which ensures good drainage, and a layer of sand traps fines from the tailings as they consolidate for safe storage in the Rabbit Lake In-Pit Tailings Management Facility (RLITMF).