This book presents the results from the Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology Congress held in September 2005, in Freiberg, Germany. It addresses scientists and engineers involved in the areas of uranium mining and milling sites, clean-up measures, emissions of nuclear power plants and radioactive waste disposal, as well as political decision-makers. The topics covered are: impact on groundwater from radionuclide emission, analytical specification techniques, chemical toxicity, radioisotope plant uptake, microbiology, geochemical and reactive transport, case studies on active and abandoned uranium mines and milling sites, long-term storage of radioactive waste, passive in situ treatment techniques and risk assessment studies. The accompanying CD-ROM includes all papers in colour.
From the contentsLong-term Aspects of Uranium Mining Remediation.- Returning the WISMUT Legacy to Productive Use.- Coupled Microbial and Chemical Reactions in Uranium Bioremediation.- Modelling of Uranium Release from Waste Rock Pile.- Variation in Heavy Metal Uptake by Crop Plants.- Environmental Regulation of Uranium Mining in Australia.- Contaminated Sediments in the Elbe Basin and its Tributary Mulde.- Regulating Idle Uranium Mines in Canada.- Tracer Tests as a Mean of Remediation Procedures in Mines.- Factors Affecting the plant Availability of Uranium in Soils.- Index.
From the reviews: "Andrea Hasche-Berger and Broder J. Merkel did a magnificent job in gathering together 92 contributions within a short time interval for rapid publication. ! the book's figures appear in a good black-and-white quality, and additionally all articles are published in colour on the accompanying CD-ROM, enabling the reader to really use all the figures. ! The book is a good source that gives an overview on the international work in the field of uranium ! ." (Andreas Winkler, Environmental Geology, Vol. 51, 2006)