Keywords: dissolved radionuclides, industrial effluent, uranium facilities, India, radium, uranium mining, low radiation, mill tailings, waste management, wastewater treatment, radionuclide removal
Dissolved radionuclide in the industrial effluent of uranium facilities, Jaduguda, India
Dissolved radionuclides in the effluent of uranium mining industry were studied. Activity concentrations of uranium and radium were estimated in effluent water from different uranium mines and mill tailings ponds. The concentrations of U and 226Ra in untreated effluent water were found to be elevated. The concentrations of dissolved radionuclides in the adjacent aquatic streams and river were found to be of low range. The waste management technology used for removal process of dissolved radionuclides in the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) is found to be effective.