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Grants Mining District

Water Quality Impacts of Uranium Mining and Milling Activities in the Grants Mining District, New Mexico

The objectives outlined in the Water Quality Impacts of Uranium Mining and Milling Activities in the Grants Mining District, New Mexico (1975) were:

  1. Assess the impacts of waste discharges from uranium mining and milling on surface and ground waters of the Grants Mining District.
  2. Determine if discharges comply with all applicable regulations, standards, permits and licenses.
  3. Evaluate the adequacy of company water quality monitoring networks, self-monitoring data, analytical procedures and reporting requirements.
  4. Determine the composition of potable waters at uranium mines and mills.
  5. Develop priorities for subsequent monitoring and other follow-up studies.
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