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After the final shutdown of an ore extraction and treatment installation, site remediation for the facilities, soil, air and water demands the consideration of the possible consequences arising from the presence of natural radionuclides, of any associated heavy metals and of water with various chemical properties. This study aims at examining the main methods for reducing pollution to meet regulatory clearance levels, and to assess the advantage of new R&D. The first section of this report describes the problems raised by the final shutdown or ore extraction and treatment installations. The following items have been investigated : general characterization of the installations and their sites; importance of the question and the nature of the problems posed; general regulatory requirements. The operational implementation of methods and progress for site remediation are discussed in the second section. It covers : installation decommissioning and dismantling; site remediation: curative and preventive measures; surveillance of restored sites. The last section is devoted to problems identified requiring future research and development.

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Authors: HÉBERT J P ET AL, Cogema, Vélizy-Villacoublay (FR);LOZANO MARTINEZ F ET AL, Enusa, Madrid (ES);FIETZ J ET AL, Research Centre Rossendorf (FZR), Dresden (DE);HEBERT J P ET AL, Cogema, Velizy-Villacoublay (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16885 EN (1996) 303pp., FS, ECU 33.00
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ISBN: ISBN 92-827-6823-6
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