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Immobilization of U-Th-Ra in mine wastes by mineralization. by W.D. Fyfe [and others]

Immobilization of U-Th-Ra in mine wastes by mineralization. by W.D. Fyfe [and others]

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Published by Ministry of Natural Resources in Toronto .
Written in English

  • Uranium mill tailings

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    ContributionsFyfe, W.S.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination22 p.
    Number of Pages22
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    Open LibraryOL22028206M

    Mining Waste Treatment Technology Selection. Regulatory Issues/Challenges The ITRC Mining Waste Team searched statutes, regulations, or policies that impede or slow the use of new technologies in the reduction of threats to human health and the environment related to mining waste. Identify innovative environmental solutions to solve legacy mine waste issues. The Mining Waste Team has developed a new Web-based technical and regulatory guidance document, “ Mining Waste Treatment Technology Selection (MW-1),” which helps regulators, consultants, industry, and stakeholders in selecting an applicable technology, or suite. Generate detailed characterization of a mine waste deposit to be able to identify potentially economic metals and mineral, select best extraction method and perform risk assessment. Strategy economic value by reprocessing vs feasible environmental wastes management approach.

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1. Introduction. Rehabilitating land contaminated by past industrial activities is often a complex and costly process. What is more the decline of traditional industries and especially the mining industry in the industrialized countries have to be replaced by alternative economic activities in the affected areas, with the result that existing or potential sources of pollution have to be Cited by: Waste Forms • Mix the waste with selected additives to make solid material that is relatively insoluble in water • Major HLW waste forms that can immobilise the full range of FPs + actinides are glass, synroc, and alumina-based ceramics.

• Long-lived in Nature • Cementitious products for less active wastes. We present three case studies of the use of mineralogy within mine waste assessment.

Abstract The discipline of process mineralogy developed through the recognition that metallurgical flowsheets could be optimised by thorough characterisation of the precursor ore mineralogy, mineral Cited by: developed for the radioactive waste immobilization that were obtained synthetically, and many years later a mineral was discovered, whose structural analog they became.

For example, the mineral. More recent estimated quantities of mine waste are as follows: • The world’s iron, copper, gold, lead, and bauxite (aluminum) mines together generated 35 × 10 9 t of waste in alone [3]. The South African gold mining industry produced × 10 5 t of gold tailings in the decade from tothat is, ×10 4 t a −1 [4].

All gold mining waste produced in the past century. Mining Wastes Overview Sharon F. Diehl and Kathleen S. Smith Billings Symposium / ASMR Annual Meeting Assessing the Toxicity Potential of Mine-Waste Piles Workshop June 1, U.S.

Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey. Murray, D. Pit Slope Manual, Supplement 10–1, Reclamation by Vegetation: Vol. 1 Mine Waste Description and Case Histories. CANMET (Canada Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology), Report No. 77– Google Scholar. health and environmental damages caused by mining and mineral processing waste management activities: C Report to Congress on Special Wastes from Mineral Processing, JulyU.S.

Environmental Protection Agency. C Mining Waste Release and Environmental Effects Summaries, Draft, MarchU.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These wastes are in 12 mineral commodity sectors and are generated by approximately 91 facilities located within 29 states.1 (2) Mining Waste Release and Environmental Effects Summaries, Draft, MarchU.S.

Environmental Protection Agency. This series of documents identifies damage from mining and mineral processing wastes at mining. The Abandoned Mine Site Characterization and Cleanup Handbook (Handbook) is the result of the collective efforts and contributions of a number of individuals.

During the earliest days of Handbook development, Mike Bishop of EPA Region 8 lead the effort to develop a Superfund Mine Waste Reference Document for EPA project managers working on mine.

"scenarios.n^0 As shown in Table 3, the larger waste group. causes 80 percent of all mine facilities to be regulated, invol ving 90 percent of all mine wastes. Dependent on the assumptions.

employed, the additional annual cost of such regulation ranged. from a low of. These wastes and the facilities and commodity sectors that generate them may be affected by the establishment of Land Disposal Restrictions for mineral processing wastes. Through a series of rulemakings EPA has established and applied criteria to determine which mineral processing wastes are no longer exempt from Subtitle C regulation.

Crystalline ceramics are intensively investigated as effective materials in various nuclear energy applications, such as inert matrix and accident tolerant fuels and nuclear waste immobilization.

This paper presents an analysis of the current status of work in this field of material sciences. We have considered inorganic materials characterized by different structures, including simple oxides. The minerals which are most resistant to natural corrosive media and possess perovskite, zirconolite, fergusonite, and Y-Al garnet type structures are selected on the basis of an analysis of the mineralogical data.

The minerals contain elements that are isomorphic to radionuclides appearing in high-level wastes. Synthesis of the analogs of calcinites, using metallothermal processes in a self. The geochemistry of waste rock varies widely from mine to mine and may vary significantly at individual mines over time as different lithological units are exposed.

Generally, waste rock at metal mines always contain some concentration of the target mineral, along with other metals and often sulfidic materials. Waste immobilization techniques prevent the free movement of contaminants in waste. Three major types of immobilization techniques, namely, the temporary containment techniques, cost effective.

Some of key wastes generated from the industry are discussed in detail in the following section. Waste rock Mining operations generate two types of waste rock - overburden10 and mine development rock. Overburden results from the development of surface mines, while mine development rock is a by-product of mineral extraction in underground.

Environmental Mine Waste Management: Strategies for the Prevention, Control, and Treatment of Problematic Drainages Volume 1 of 2 If mineral development occurs, the potential for generation of acidic mine waste drainage is the primary water quality concern.

The goal of this document is to evaluate. The U.S. Bureau of Mines has a long and distinguished history of sound economic research activities in response to and in support of environmental problems associated with mine waste and remediation technologies.

The mine waste research program at the USBM covers waste materials derived from all phases of the mining cycle, from mining operations to processing of all mineral commodities.

Mine wastes are a broad group of waste materials resulting from the extraction of metals and non-metals. The wastes include solid, as well as liquid waste, and can be inert or can contain hazardous constituents.

In general, mine waste consists of high volume, low toxicity wastes (EPA, ). immobilization or extractive processes. They include immobilization, landfill, soil flushing and washing, phytoremediation, electro-remediation and excavation.

10, Due to the limitations of extractive methods, immobilization techniques, which are more economic, are more widely used for the remediation of metals in soils. continue to have severe waste issues that must be addressed during and after the actual mining operation. Some new operations occur in areas with legacy environmental sites where the actual material contains sufficient residual mineralization such that further development, remining, and subsequent reclamation of the waste is economically viable.

ETx-E T~ s ELJEr VTER Earth-Science Reviews 41 () The environmental impact of mine wastes - Roles of microorganisms and their significance in treatment of mine wastes M. Ledin, K. Pedersen Geborg University, Gundberg Laboratory, Department of General and Marine Microbiology, Medicinaregatan 9C, S 90 Geborg, Sweden Accepted 27 February Abstract Mine wastes.

Mineralization in soil science is the decomposition (i.e., oxidation) of the chemical compounds in organic matter, by which the nutrients in those compounds are released in soluble inorganic forms that may be available to plants.

Mineralization is the opposite of immobilization. Mineralization increases the bioavailability of the nutrients that were in the decomposing organic compounds, most.

Wastes from mineral excavation both under US Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA, with further amendments) and EU regulations pursuant to Article 1 (a) of Council Directive 75//EEC () on waste and article 1(4) of Directive 91//EEC () on hazardous waste is considered non-hazardous, though many aspects related to its.

Abstract. This book focuses on “problematic” solid wastes and waste waters produced and disposed of at modern mine sites.

They are problematic because they contain hazardous substances (e.g. heavy metals, metalloids, radioactivity, acids, process chemicals), and. During mineral exploration and mine development, environmental damages are generally minor, localized, and can be remediated relatively easily.

The initial assessment of a region, for example, relies largely on satellite images, airborne geophysical surveys, and large-scale geological maps; environmental effects are minimal.

Nitrogen Mineralization in Selected Solid Waste Dumpsites in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. * Corresponding author: * Ideriah, Tubonimi. J.K. 90 The study area Port Harcourt lies within latitudes 4° 43′ 07” and 4 54” N and longitudes 6° 56′ 04” and 7° 03′ 20” E with a mean annual rainfall of over mm and a mean.

They may be used for the immobilization of both excess plutonium and more complex wastes, for example, actinide-zirconium-rare earth element fractions of high-level wastes, actinides and fission products, such as 93 Zr, 99 Tc, and Sn, and wastes from the conversion of plutonium into nuclear fuel.

The process of seeking high-level waste. This study focused on comparing the efficacy of organic acids, namely methanesulfonic (CH 3 SO 3 H) and citric (C 6 H 8 O 7) acid, with mineral acids, namely sulfuric (H 2 SO 4) and hydrochloric (HCl) acid, for the dissolution of Cu and As from mine tailings.

The advantage of the former acid type is the fact that its conjungate base is readily. Date(s) Action or Event Notes on Significance to Mining Waste; 10/21/ Enactment of Resource and Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) ( pp, K, About PDF) EPA must perform a “detailed and comprehensive study of the adverse effects of solid wastes from active and abandoned surface and underground mines on the environment ”.

This book is not designed to be an exhaustive work on mine wastes. It aims to serve undergraduate students who wish to gain an overview and an understanding of wastes produced in the mineral industry.

An introductory textbook addressing the science of such wastes is not available to students despite the importance of the mineral industry as a resource, wealth and job provider.5/5(1).

Immobilization. Years in Business: Since Location: Europe. Favorite Waste: Various types of Hazardous waste. An impression. North Crater. 25 million m3 capacity.

South Crater. In production per Storage capacity. especially for fly ash. Processing of waste. own water treatment. Tailings are finely ground rocks and other mineral waste as a result of mineral processing. Due to the way minerals are processed, tailings can contain concentrations of processing chemicals.

This can make mine tailings an environmental concern, so proper transportation and disposal are crucial. Utilization of Mining and Mineral Processing Wastes in the United States.

Minerals and the Environment, Vol. 1, No. 1, Surrey, England, April, Wright Engineers Limited, Golder, Brawner and Associates Limited, and Ripley, Klohn and Leonoff International Limite., Tentative Design Guide for Mine Waste Embankments In Canada.

Technical. Bioaccessibility of Heavy Metals from Mine Wastes and Mining-Affected Soils. A common concern in many historic mining camps, especially those with a substantial population living in and around the mine workings, is potential exposure to heavy metals contained in mine wastes, tailings, and soils affected by the wastes and smelter emissions.

Connecting a remote mine to a central treatment plant via pipeline is expensive, time-consuming, and requires negotiation of complex right-of-way issues, so mining operations typically require decentralized treatment of water and wastewater. Decentralization, in a nutshell, means siting treatment near the water source, demand, or ideally both.

Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the Earth, usually from an ore body, lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposits form a mineralized package that is of economic interest to the miner. Ores recovered by mining include metals, coal, oil shale, gemstones, limestone, chalk, dimension stone, rock salt, potash, gravel, and clay.

liquid waste streams.1 These figures were obtained from the mineral processing cost RIA cost model. Only three waste streams are generated in volumes above the high volume criterion (45, mt/yr for solid materials or 1, mt/yr for liquid materials) used in the Report.

FIRMS DEVELOP BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES FOR CLEANING MINING WASTES, SITES Anon. HazTECH News, Vol 13 No 15/16, pAug 13/27, MSE Technology Applications, Inc. of Butte, Montana, has developed several biological treatment processes for remediating mining wastes and contaminated mining sites under EPA's mine waste technology program.

MINE-WASTE GEOCHEMISTRY Sulfide mineral oxidation The principal environmental concerns associated with tailings impoundments and waste rock piles result from the oxidation of sulfide minerals within the waste materials, and the transport and release of oxidation products.

The principal sulfide minerals in mine wastes are pyrite and pyrrhotite. VELBERT - In the seventies, it was waste disposal and management which required new solutions when Germany turned into a throwaway society. At that time, Doppstadt started developing machine solutions for the shredding, screening and washing of various materials such garbage, industrial waste, biowaste, waste wood and excavated earth – thus helping to solve the global waste problem.28 Managing Industrial Solid Wastes From Manufacturing, Mining, Oil and Gas Production, and Utility Coal Combustion program for these wastes under Subtitle D but noted that it might still consider using Subtitle C if necessary.

EPA issued a staff draft approach to a.