Analysis for the radionuclides of the natural uranium and thorium decay chains with special reference to uranium mine tailings
Australian Atomic Energy Commission
A detailed review is made of the experimental techniques that are available or are in the process of development for the determination of 238U, 235U, 234U, 231Pa, 232Th, 230Th, 228Th, 228Ra, 226Ra, 223Ra, 210Po and 210Pb. These products of the uranium and thorium decay chains are found in uranium mine tailings. Reference is also made to a procedure for the selective phase extraction of mineral phases from uranium mine tailings.
Alpha decay, Alpha spectra, Radioactivity, Chemical analysis, Uranium mines
Lowson, R. T., & Short, S. A. (1986). Analysis for the radionuclides of the natural uranium and thorium decay chains with special reference to uranium mine tailings (AAEC/E611). Lucas Heights, NSW: Australian Atomic Energy Commission.