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Historic groundwater quality of in situ recovery (ISR) uranium mines, Texas

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2014
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Hall, S.M., 2014, Historic groundwater quality of in situ recovery (ISR) uranium mines, Texas: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F74T6GC4.

Summary

In situ recovery (ISR) uranium mining is a technique in which uranium is extracted by a series of injection and recovery wells developed in a permeable sandstone host rock. Chemical constituents (lixiviants) are added to groundwater injection wells to mobilize uranium into groundwater. Before mining, baseline water quality is measured by sampling groundwater from the aquifer intended to be mined and over and underlying units over a geographic area that reflects the proposed mine location. After mining, groundwater is restored using a variety of techniques intended to return groundwater quality to as close to baseline as practicable. After groundwater has been restored, groundwater quality is monitored to determine if the groundwater [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Susan M Hall
Originator :
Susan M Hall
Metadata Contact :
Gregory Gunther
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Central Energy Resources Science Center
USGS Mission Area :
Energy and Minerals

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Purpose

The historic groundwater geochemistry database of uranium in-situ recovery (ISR) mines in Texas was compiled from obscure public sources to make it readily available to the public and scientific researchers. This data is of interest because of current concerns about groundwater restoration following uranium ISR mining in aquifers throughout the U.S.
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