Environment pollution of uranium in-situ leaching and its protection measures

Author(s): Kang Jian Qiao, Li Zhao Kun, Deng Hui Dong, Deng Jin Xun, Ma Jia
Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Engineering and Metallurgy, No.145 Jiukeshu, Tongzhou District, Beijing, China
International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, vol. 9, no. 4, July 2020: pp. 820-825
ISSN: 2315-4462 (Print)
ISSN: 2373-3594 (Online)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.12720/sgce.9.4.820-825

Abstract: With the development of nuclear power station, the requirement for uranium resources assumes an uptrend. In situ leaching technology is a kind of advanced uranium mining technology. Compared with traditional uranium mining methods, the in-situ leaching uranium method is less harmful to environment, but the effect of in-situ leaching on the atmosphere, soil, surface water, especially groundwater cannot be ignored. In this paper, on the basis of analyzing the pollution sources, measures to protect the environment are brought forward, which can help us to minimize the pollution of the in-situ leaching technology.

Keywords: In-situ leaching of uranium; environment pollution; environment protection
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