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Environmental Monitoring at a Former Uranium Milling Site

Pollution by Radionuclides at Tailing Ponds of Koshkar-Ata, Kazakhstan

Authors: Kuterbekov, Kairat

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  • Presents a broad study of the environmental situation in the areas near the Koshkar-Ata (Kazakhstan) tailings dump
  • Includes the results of constant monitoring of dusting of radioactive and toxic wastes in the area
  • Examines the development of rehabilitation measures taking into account the area’s soil and climatic features 
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This book presents a comprehensive study of the environmental situation prevailing in the areas located near the Koshkar-Ata (Kazakhstan) tailings dump and the development of rehabilitation measures taking into account the area’s soil and climatic features. Given their impact on the local population’s health, rehabilitation activities and their monitoring are vital for countries where nuclear power technologies are developed and where uranium mining industry wastes exist.

Book analyzes the negative influences of the tailings on soil and vegetation cover on near-ground atmospheric layers and groundwater. Based on radiometric, field and laboratory analytical research methods, it presents quantitative information on the levels of pollution of the environment by radionuclides and chemical toxicants, and includes the results of constant monitoring of dust from radioactive and toxic wastes in the area. The book also offers recommendations for technical solutions for reclaiming radioactive tailing ponds, as well as for the development of disposal sites for radioactive waste in the tailing ponds, based on effective rehabilitation technologies developed at two control sites. The study attracted considerable interest from the Republic of Kazakhstan’s state authorities and public organizations, and raised awareness of the need for rehabilitation measures at the KOSHKAR-ATA tailing pond. The monograph is intended for specialists in the field of environmental protection and radiation ecology, as well as senior undergraduate and graduate students, doctoral students and young scientists. This publication is recommended by the Academic Council of the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University.

Table of contents (3 chapters)

Table of contents (3 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-9

    Kuterbekov, Kairat

  • Integrated Ecological Survey of the Tailing Ponds of Koshkar-Ata

    Pages 11-146

    Kuterbekov, Kairat

  • Brief Results of Monitoring of the Tailing Pond Area in 2008

    Pages 147-180

    Kuterbekov, Kairat

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94875-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94874-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06929-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Monitoring at a Former Uranium Milling Site
Book Subtitle
Pollution by Radionuclides at Tailing Ponds of Koshkar-Ata, Kazakhstan
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94875-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94875-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94874-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06929-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 267
Number of Illustrations
112 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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