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Title: Assessment of the meteorological data and atmospheric dispersion estimates in the Ranger 1 uranium mining environmental impact statement
Authors: Clark, GH
Keywords: Air pollution
Radiation doses
Sulfur oxides
Issue Date: Mar-1977
Publisher: Australian Atomic Energy Commission
Citation: Clark, G. H. (1977). Assessment of the meteorological data and atmospheric dispersion estimates in the ranger 1 uranium mining environmental impact statement (AAEC/E407). Lucas Heights, NSW: Australian Atomic Energy Commission Research Establishment.
Abstract: Wind records from Jabiru, Northern Territory, Australia have been re-analysed to give atmospheric dispersion estimates of sulphur dioxide and radioactive contaminants associated with a proposed uranium mining and milling operation. Revisions in the plume rise equations have led to lower annual average sulphur dioxide air concentrations than those presented in the Ranger 1 Uranium Mining Environmental Impact Statement (RUMEIS). Likewise, the short term peak air concentrations of sulphur dioxide were all within the United States Environment Protection Agency (USEPA) air quality standards. Even though the radon gas inventory was revised upwards, predicted concentrations were only slightly higher than those in the RUMEIS. An attempt was made at a first estimate of the uranium dust source term caused by wind suspension from stockpiled ore and waste rock. In a preliminary analysis using a 'surface depletion' model, it was estimated that uranium dust air concentrations would be decreased by about an order of magnitude when dry deposition was
Gov't Doc #: 630
ISBN: 0642997721
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