use of radioactivity in mining

use of radioactivity in mining

The importance of radioactivity in geoscience and mining ...

Almost simultaneously with Roentgen rays, natural radioactivity was discovered. Its investigation led to important fundamentals of the geosciences: petrophysics, terrestrial heat flow, isotope geology, and absolute geological chronology. In applied geophysics and geology, exploration of radioactive ores and of tectonic faults, and radiometric well loggings, are used. Production of radioactive ...

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Natural radioactivity in urban soils of mining centers in ...

2019-6-1 · 1. Introduction. The phenomenon of technologically enhancement of natural radioactivity has been investigated since from the 1970s (IAEA, 2013, UNSCEAR, 2010, UNSCEAR, 2000).The most investigated technologically enhanced natural radioactivity related issues are oil and gas production (Al Nabhani et al., 2016), phosphate rock mining and phosphogypsum application in agriculture (Cánovas

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(PDF) Radioactivity of dumps in mining areas of the Upper ...

Radioactivity of dumps in mining areas of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin in Poland. Beata Kozłowska. Related Papers. Phytotechnology – is there a possibility to use it for land reclamation of areas contaminated by Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials?

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Radioactivity in the environment around past radium and ...

2007-4-16 · However, in the mining facilities where the radioactive ore was chemically extracted, mill tailings contain materials with elevated levels of radioactivity, up to 200 times the levels in unaffected soils of the region. Mud from neutralization ponds used to treat acid mine waters contains also elevated radionuclide concentrations.

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Determination of natural radioactivity levels and ...

2020-11-1 · The use of crude methods of mining and mineral processing and the apparent ignorance of the hazards involved have been linked to some health and environmental consequences. Hence, this study focuses on the assessment of radioactivity levels in rock, soil and sediment samples as well as the radiological hazards of the artisanal mining in Anka.

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RADIOACTIVITY ASPECTS OF THE JAMES BAY NIOBIUM

2018-7-11 · radionuclides through the process of mining and concentration. This is a key aspect to understanding the potential implications of radionuclides in the mining, processing and management of wastes arising. Dr. Leo Lowe was a key contributor on the potential environmental and health aspects of

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Radioactivity in the environment around past radium and ...

2007-7-1 · The results of gamma spectrometry analyses performed on samples from mining waste heaps showed 238 U concentrations clearly higher than 226 Ra concentrations. For example, in the waste of the old radium mine at Carril (near Sernancelhe), 238 U concentration reached 33 kBq kg −1 while 226 Ra was at 18 kBq kg −1 ().In the majority of similar mining waste heaps sampled, 238 U and 226 Ra ...

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Dataset on radioactivity measurement of Beryllium mining ...

2020-8-1 · The radioactivity measurements can be repeated in mining sites in the neighboring locations such as Asa, Ekiti, Patigi and other Local Government Areas (LGA). This radiometric survey can also be extended to cover all the mining sites in the whole of Kwara state. •

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Preliminary assessment of natural radioactivity

2019-1-12 · Introduction Because of the increasing use of phosphate in industries worldwide, especially in Togo, it is interesting to investigate the potential radioactivity

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Environmental-Impact Assessment of Natural Radioactivity ...

2016-3-16 · Recently, in the Sudan, traditional gold mining has been growing rapidly and has become a very attractive and popular economic activity. Mining activity is recognized as one of the sources of radioactivity contamination. Hence, the radioactivity concentration and radiological hazard due to exposure of radionuclides 226Ra, 232Th, and 40K were evaluated. The measurements were

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Radioactivity in the environment around past radium and ...

2007-4-16 · However, in the mining facilities where the radioactive ore was chemically extracted, mill tailings contain materials with elevated levels of radioactivity, up to 200 times the levels in unaffected soils of the region. Mud from neutralization ponds used to treat acid mine waters contains also elevated radionuclide concentrations.

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Determination of natural radioactivity levels and ...

2020-11-1 · The use of crude methods of mining and mineral processing and the apparent ignorance of the hazards involved have been linked to some health and environmental consequences. Hence, this study focuses on the assessment of radioactivity levels in rock, soil and sediment samples as well as the radiological hazards of the artisanal mining in Anka.

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Managing naturally occuring radioactive material

2021-11-6 · relevant exploration, mining and mineral processing operations. 1.2. Scope This guideline applies to all exploration, mining and mineral processing operations in Western Aus-tralia that use or handle naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) and come within the scope of Part 16 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 ([1]). 1.3.

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RADIOACTIVITY ASPECTS OF THE JAMES BAY NIOBIUM

2018-7-11 · radionuclides through the process of mining and concentration. This is a key aspect to understanding the potential implications of radionuclides in the mining, processing and management of wastes arising. Dr. Leo Lowe was a key contributor on the potential environmental and health aspects of

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Radioactivity in the environment around past radium and ...

2007-7-1 · The results of gamma spectrometry analyses performed on samples from mining waste heaps showed 238 U concentrations clearly higher than 226 Ra concentrations. For example, in the waste of the old radium mine at Carril (near Sernancelhe), 238 U concentration reached 33 kBq kg −1 while 226 Ra was at 18 kBq kg −1 ().In the majority of similar mining waste heaps sampled, 238 U and 226 Ra ...

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Assessment of Natural Radioactivity in Rivers Sediment

The concentrations and distribution of naturally occurring radionuclides (238U, 235U, 234U, 230Th, 226Ra, 210Pb, 232Th, 228Ra, and 40K) were determined by alpha and gamma spectrometry in soil and sediments collected from Luilu and Dilala rivers located in the mining district of Kolwezi (Lualaba Province) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Natural Radioactivity in Water and Its Potential Human ...

radioactivity concentration data in water prior to commencement of mining. Consistent with best practices, the collection, availability, and use of site characterisation data in Tanzania is indispensable to ensure the successful implementation of site surveillance programs and remediation after cessation of uranium mining operations.

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Uses of Radiation | NRC.gov

2020-3-20 · Engineers also use gauges containing radioactive substances to measure the thickness of paper products, fluid levels in oil and chemical tanks, and the moisture and density of soils and material at construction sites. They also use an x-ray process, called radiography, to find otherwise imperceptible defects in metallic castings and welds ...

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3 Technologies in Exploration, Mining, and Processing ...

2 天前 · The life cycle of mining begins with exploration, continues through production, and ends with closure and postmining land use. New technologies can benefit the mining industry and consumers in all stages of this life cycle. This report does not include downstream processing, such as smelting of ...

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Improved and new uses of natural radioactivity in mineral ...

In conclusion, the technique described has a diversity of applications in exploration, mining and mineral processing. (C) 1997 Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. AB - Measurement of natural radioactivity has been used in both a qualitative and a quantitative way in mineral exploration, particularly in the search for uranium.

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Managing naturally occuring radioactive material

2021-11-6 · relevant exploration, mining and mineral processing operations. 1.2. Scope This guideline applies to all exploration, mining and mineral processing operations in Western Aus-tralia that use or handle naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) and come within the scope of Part 16 of the Mines Safety and Inspection Regulations 1995 ([1]). 1.3.

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Assessment of Natural Radioactivity in Rivers Sediment

The concentrations and distribution of naturally occurring radionuclides (238U, 235U, 234U, 230Th, 226Ra, 210Pb, 232Th, 228Ra, and 40K) were determined by alpha and gamma spectrometry in soil and sediments collected from Luilu and Dilala rivers located in the mining district of Kolwezi (Lualaba Province) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Natural radioactivity levels in soils, rocks and water at ...

2016-2-1 · Artificial and natural radioactivities are the two main sources of radiation exposure. Human activities such as mining and mining processes, oil and gas extraction may result in situations where the radioactivity levels of materials that contain natural radionuclides are significant enough to warrant regulatory control (UNSCEAR 2000; IAEA 2005).The two main sources of natural radiation ...

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(PDF) Determination of Natural Radioactivity Levels and ...

The use of crude methods of mining and mineral processing and the apparent ignorance of the hazards involved have been linked to some health and environ- mental consequences.

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Natural Radioactivity in Water and Its Potential Human ...

radioactivity concentration data in water prior to commencement of mining. Consistent with best practices, the collection, availability, and use of site characterisation data in Tanzania is indispensable to ensure the successful implementation of site surveillance programs and remediation after cessation of uranium mining operations.

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An Investigation of Natural Radioactivity around Gold ...

2021-7-4 · Research Journal of Physical Sciences _____ ISSN 2320–4796 Vol. 1(7), 20-23, August (2013) Res. J. Physical Sci. International Science Congress Association 20 An Investigation of Natural Radioactivity around Gold Mining Sites in

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Uses of Radiation | NRC.gov

2020-3-20 · Engineers also use gauges containing radioactive substances to measure the thickness of paper products, fluid levels in oil and chemical tanks, and the moisture and density of soils and material at construction sites. They also use an x-ray process, called radiography, to find otherwise imperceptible defects in metallic castings and welds ...

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THE CHARACTERIZATION OF THE RADIOACTIVITY IN

2015-10-22 · Romanian Reports in Physics, Vol. 63, No. 2, P. 483–502, 2011 THE CHARACTERIZATION OF THE RADIOACTIVITY IN THE CACICA SALT MINE 1MARIAN ROMEO CǍLIN, 1CORINA ANCA SIMION, 2GHEORGHE IURI SIMIONCA 3MIHAELA ANTONINA CǍLIN, 4ALEXANDRU ERMINIU DRUKER 1 “Horia Hulubei” National Institute of Physics and Nuclear

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3 Technologies in Exploration, Mining, and Processing ...

2 天前 · The life cycle of mining begins with exploration, continues through production, and ends with closure and postmining land use. New technologies can benefit the mining industry and consumers in all stages of this life cycle. This report does not include downstream processing, such as smelting of ...

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