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Groundwater restoration at uranium in-situ recovery mines, south Texas coastal plain

July 15, 2009

This talk was presented by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) geologist Susan Hall on May 11, 2009, at the Uranium 2009 conference in Keystone, Colorado, and on May 12, 2009, as part of an underground injection control track presentation at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Environmental Trade Fair and Conference in Austin, Texas.

Texas has been the location of the greatest number of uranium in-situ recovery (ISR) mines in the United States and was the incubator for the development of alkaline leach technology in this country. For that reason, the author chose to focus on the effectiveness of restoration at ISR mines by examining legacy mines developed in Texas. The best source for accurate information about restoration at Texas ISR mines is housed at the TCEQ offices in Austin. The bulk of this research is an analysis of those records.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2009
Title Groundwater restoration at uranium in-situ recovery mines, south Texas coastal plain
DOI 10.3133/ofr20091143
Authors Susan Hall
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2009-1143
Index ID ofr20091143
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Central Energy Resources Science Center