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Chemistry, radiation and histopathology data in support of manuscript "Pre-mining trace element and radiation exposure to biota from a breccia pipe uranium mine in the Grand Canyon (Arizona, USA) watershed"

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2013-11-01
End Date
2016-04-01

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Hinck, J.E., Cleveland, D., and Lankton, J., 2017, Chemistry, radiation and histopathology data in support of manuscript "Pre-mining trace element and radiation exposure to biota from a breccia pipe uranium mine in the Grand Canyon (Arizona, USA) watershed": U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7QF8R16.

Summary

The risks to wildlife and humans from uranium (U) mining to the Grand Canyon watershed are largely unknown. In addition to U, other co-occurring ore constituents contribute to risks to biological receptors depending on their toxicological profiles. This data was collected to characterize the pre-mining concentrations of total arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), nickel (Ni), selenium (Se), thallium (Tl), U, and zinc (Zn); radiation levels; and histopathologies in biota (vegetation, invertebrates, amphibians, birds, and mammals) at the Canyon Mine.

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Point of Contact :
Jo Ellen Hinck
Originator :
Jo Ellen Hinck, Danielle Cleveland
Metadata Contact :
Jo Ellen Hinck
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
ScienceBase
USGS Mission Area :
Environmental Health
SDC Data Owner :
Columbia Environmental Research Center

Purpose

This data was collected to characterize the pre-mining concentrations of total arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), nickel (Ni), selenium (Se), thallium (Tl), U, and zinc (Zn); radiation levels; and histopathologies in biota (vegetation, invertebrates, amphibians, birds, and mammals) at the Canyon Mine.

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  • Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC)
  • USGS Data Release Products

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