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To account for the EE's potential internal dose due to thorium processing at the Weldon Spring Plant from [redact] through [redact], inhalation and ingestion intakes of thorium-228, thorium-232, and radium-228 were also assigned, per the guidance of the ORAUT-TKBS-0028-5. The solubility was selected to maximize the dose to the liver.

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The US Department of the Army used the Weldon Spring site to produce dinitrotoluene (DNT) and trinitrotoluene (TNT) explosives from 1941 to 1946. The US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC, predecessor of the DOE) used the site to process uranium and thorium ore concentrates from 1957 to 1966.

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Apr 23, 2009· A. Canon Bryan writes that the 21st Century is different than the Cold War era and within the context of the new global security framework the Obama administration has its work cut out for it. It is concurrently pursuing a goal of ridding the world of nuclear weapons while facing an accelerating global demand for energy and power. Thorium, a little known radioactive element, may provide a ...

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Thorium is a weakly radioactive metallic chemical element with the symbol Th and atomic number 90. Thorium is silvery and tarnishes black when it is exposed to air, forming thorium dioxide; it is moderately hard, malleable, and has a high melting point.

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recycled uranium, and many involving thorium processing, all uranium waste forms are considered to potentially contain trace quantities of plutonium, neptunium, technetium, thorium and associated decay products. Thorium waste streams have been found to contain both Th-230 and Th-232 isotopes in various ratios, without

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5. POTENTIAL FOR HUMAN EXPOSURE . United States may decrease as a result of increased costs of processing thorium. These increased costs are primarily due to increasing concerns about the radiological risks of handling, storing, and disposing of thorium, thereby encouraging the search for nonradioactive substitutes (Hedrick 1987). Exports of

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Thorium processing, preparation of the ore for use in various products. Thorium (Th) is a dense (11.7 grams per cubic centimetre) silvery metal that is softer than steel. It has a high melting temperature of approximately 1,750 °C (3,180 °F). Below about 1,360 °C (2,480 °F), the metal exists in the

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Weldon Spring The Weldon Spring site is an area in St. Charles County about 30 miles west of St. Louis that was contaminated with hazardous radiological and chemical substances. The contamination stems from production of TNT and DNT by the U.S. Department of Army in the 1940's and from enrichment of uranium ore and thorium processing by the ...

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Mar 24, 1990· Uranium processing was halted in 1966, but the wastes remain. Cleaning them up is now expected to cost $594 million. In 1979 the Energy Department estimated the Weldon Spring cleanup cost at …

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According to the summary of a nine-page document published by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and known unofficially as the 2005 Weldon Spring Cancer Report, the Weldon Spring Site in St. Charles County, Mo., was contaminated during the production of 2, 4, 6 – trinitrotoluene (TNT) and 2, 4 and 2,6 dinitrotoluene (DNT ...

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GregTech 5 has dozens of ores with complex processing chains that produce hundreds of different materials. Almost every element on the Periodic Table and many kinds of real-life mineral and ore deposits are represented in mod. This guide lists all of the various ores and all of the ways they can be processed into elements.

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The Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project (WSSRAP) began remediation of its chemical plant buildings in June 1992. The chemical plant was used by the Atomic Energy Commission in the 1950`s and 1960`s to process uranium ore and natural thorium.

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address with this thorium processing paper . 15 . was, could the thorium process at Weldon . 16 . Springs have been recycled thorium in the . 17 . sense that we use it in this program. 18 . We use the term recycled uranium . 19 . far more frequently than recycled thorium. 20 . But in the terms that we use it for this . 21 . program, it ...

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History—Rare Earths, Inc. and then W.R. Grace and Company operated the 6.5-acre site as a rare earth and thorium processing facility from 1948 to 1971. Contaminated waste materials were buried on site and the facility license was terminated.

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Spring site (Fig. 1). The coal-fired steam plant previously provided the energy necessary to support uranium- and thorium-processing activities at the site. Site Characterization Building 401 is a three-story rectangular structure with approximate dimensions of 33 m x 30 m x 12 m (107 ft x 98 ft x 38 ft) and nearly 1,600 m4 (17,500 ft2) of floor

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Thorium-based nuclear power generation is fueled primarily by the nuclear fission of the isotope uranium-233 produced from the fertile element thorium.According to proponents, a thorium fuel cycle offers several potential advantages over a uranium fuel cycle—including much greater abundance of thorium on Earth, superior physical and nuclear fuel properties, and reduced nuclear waste production.

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thorium processing by the Atomic Energy Commission from 1958 to 1966. In 1987, the ... Spring and its surrounding ZIP codes was not significantly different from the expected number ... Analysis of Cancer Incidence and Mortality Data in Weldon Spring and Surrounding areas ...

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Thorium (Th) is a radioactive metallic element that, until the 1950's, was known only by chemists and physicists. It is not abundant, but major supplies are in sands rich in monazite. Commercially, monazite is recovered as a by-product of the processing of titanium-bearing heavy-mineral sands.

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Jul 11, 2019· When remediation began at the Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project (WSSRAP), there were 41 buildings on site. Twenty-nine of these buildings were ancillary structures and were not used for processing radioactive material. Most of these have been torn down. The remaining 12 buildings were used for uranium and thorium processing or were major support structures, such as …

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Jul 04, 2015· The tailing ponds at Rare Earth Elements' processing plants receive, every year, enough Thorium to power the entire planet. 1300 tons of thorium = 61 billion barrels of oil or 600 billion cubic meters of gas. Waste and storage.

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Outdoor thoron and progeny in a thorium rich area with old decommissioned mines and waste rock. ... In spring, summer and autumn the lakeshore area is used for camping, fishing, hunting and sunbathing. ... Corresponding extreme measurements have to our knowledge only been made within a thorium processing plant (18,000 Bq m −3; ...

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from this processing were disposed of in four large open pits. During the operations of the plant, the buildings, the equipment, the immediate terrain, the process sewer system, and the drainage easement to the Missouri River became contaminated with, uranium, thorium, and their decay products.

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Sep 28, 2015· NIOSH White Paper: Weldon Spring Thorium Processing Investigations, Rev. 0 pdf icon [771 KB (8 pages)] August 27, 2012. SC&A Memo: Potential Drying of Weldon Spring Pits pdf icon [960 KB (8 pages)] July 9, 2012. June 7, 2012 Teleconference Meeting of the Advisory Board's Work Group on Weldon Spring Plant.

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ATSDR's Toxicological Profile for Thorium was released in 1990. In order to update the literature in this profile, ATSDR conducted a literature search focused on health effects information as described in Appendix B. Chapters 2 and 3 were revised to reflect the most current health effects data. In some cases,

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Because there is no publicly available data on mining and processing for these resources, the recoverable resource of thorium is not known. However, assuming an arbitrary figure of 10% for mining and processing losses in the extraction of thorium, the recoverable resources of Australia's thorium could amount to about 535 500 tonnes.

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Mar 24, 1990· Uranium processing was halted in 1966, but the wastes remain. Cleaning them up is now expected to cost $594 million. In 1979 the Energy Department estimated the Weldon Spring cleanup cost at $3.6 ...

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Thorium Ore Winterspring. I believe Winterspring is the best place for mining Thorium, there is so much Rich Thorium veins in this zone. You could actually just go off the route that I recommend and you will still find Thorium everywhere. Un'Goro. The reason I like Un'Goro is because of the layout of the zone, one big loop around the zone and ...

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chemical processing system, TMSRs fulfil the criteria of the Generation IV International Forum for nonproliferation concerns and a closed nuclear fuel cycle. For the research presented here, using MCNP, a Thorium Molten Salt Reactor using . 92. U. 233. for the initial and operating fuel will be benchmarked based on the data

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Sep 17, 2007· Thorium is found in small quantities in the earth s upper crust where, at 6 10 parts per million, it is about three times more abundant than uranium. The main source of thorium in Australia and worldwide is the mineral monazite which is a reddish-brown rare-earth phosphate mineral. Monazite contains 8 10 per cent thorium.

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Weldon Spring Thorium Processing Investigations. Revision 0 . August 27, 2012 . White Paper, Rev. 0 Weldon Spring Thorium August 27, 2012 This is a working document prepared by NIOSH or its contractor for use in discussions with the ABRWH or its Working Groups or Subcommittees. Draft, preliminary, interim, and White Paper documents are not ...

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