Research has been seeking progress in the management of the waste and risks of Uranium mining. Uranium mining facilities produce tailings that generally are disposed of in near surface impoundments close to the mine. These tailings pose serious environmental and health risks in the form of Randon emission, windblown dust dispersal and leaching of contaminants including heavy metals and arsenic into the water. Historically in many countries around the world these risks have been politicized as they have disproportionately affected low income and minority populations. This work gave me inspiration to work on such problems in the uranium mining area of Tummalapalle in India.
The authors are working in the field of Environmental Geochemistry and Remote sensing.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Environment, uranium mining, Tummalapalle
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences