Uranium in the Aquatic Environment

Proceedings of the International Conference Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology III and the International Mine Water Association Symposium Freiberg, Germany, 15-21 September 2002

  • Broder J. Merkel
  • Britta Planer-Friedrich
  • Christian Wolkersdorfer
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Heinrich Reincke, Stephanie Hurst, Petra Schneider
    Pages 41-47
  3. Gavin K. Gillmore, John Grattan, F. Brian Pyatt, Paul S. Phillips, Gillian Pearce
    Pages 65-76
  4. Polona Vreček, Ljudmila Benedik, Urška Repinc, Peter Stegnar, Ivan Gantar
    Pages 85-92
  5. Zoran Nikić, Jovan Kovačević, Branislav Radošević
    Pages 99-106
  6. David Read, Karl-Heinz Hellmuth, Juha Kaija, Lasse Ahonen
    Pages 115-126
  7. Guido Bracke, Bernd Förster, Herbert Meyer, Gerd Hensel, Götz-Wolfram Thau-er, Thomas Taylor
    Pages 127-132
  8. Francisco Lemos, Terry Sullivan, Kurt Friese, Timothy Ross, Maria Barbosa
    Pages 147-154
  9. Stephan Kistinger, Guido Deissmann, Martin Goldsworthy, Ralf H. Stollenwerk
    Pages 155-164
  10. Dieter Rammlmair
    Pages 173-182
  11. Zenko Yoshida, Yoshihiro Meguro, Shuichi Iso, Jin Ougiyanagi, Osamu Tomioka, Youichi Enokida et al.
    Pages 183-187
  12. Guido Deissmann, Stefan Thierfeldt, Adrian Bath, Stephan Jefferis
    Pages 189-196
  13. Klaus Peter Seiler, Wolfgang Graf, Hans Lang, Reinhard Zapata
    Pages 217-226
  14. Urho J. Suksi, Kari Rasilainen, Timo Ruskeeniemi, Nuria Marcos, Karl-Heinz Hellmuth
    Pages 227-236
  15. Xueshi Lu, Yanxin Wang, Pingan Luo, Xiaobin Li, Xiaoqi Zhang
    Pages 237-246
  16. Konstantin Yefimov, V. N. Chernonozhkin, Sergey Dmitriev, Lev Prozorov, Aleksey Tkachenko
    Pages 247-254
  17. Jordi Bruno, Lara Duro, Esther Cera, Mireia Grivé
    Pages 255-262
  18. Sabine M. Spiessl, Henning Prommer, Martin Sauter, Chunmiao Zheng
    Pages 273-282
  19. Robert A. Fjeld, John T. Coates, Alan W. Elzerman, James D. Navratil
    Pages 293-302
  20. Hana Čermáková, Jan Novák, Jiří Mužák
    Pages 319-326
  21. Christian Ekberg
    Pages 343-350
  22. G. Meinrath, B. Merkel, P. Schneider, B. Delakowitz
    Pages 351-358
  23. G. Geipel, G. Bernhard, V. Brendler
    Pages 369-376
  24. Maria Betti, Laura Aldave de las Heras, Lorenzo Perna, Fabio Bocci, Tania Huber
    Pages 377-384
  25. Marcus Walter, Thuro Arnold, Harald Funke, Tobias Reich, Gert Bernhard
    Pages 395-398
  26. Harald Zänker, Wolfgang Richter, Gudrun Hüttig, Henry Moll
    Pages 399-406
  27. Katja Schmeide, Gerhard Geipel, Dietmar Keil, Klaus Jansen, Dirk Praschak, Karl Heinz Heise et al.
    Pages 417-424
  28. Evelyn Krawczyk-Bärsch, Thuro Arnold, Nils Schmeißer, Felix Brandt, Dirk Bosbach, Gert Bernhard
    Pages 425-430

About these proceedings


Preface Uranium is a radioactive element and a heavy metal which is naturally occurring in ground and surface water. Although uranium is enriched in granites and gneiss ground water from these host rocks often shows low to intermediate uranium con­ centrations, while some ground waters from sandstone and carbonate aquifers show elevated uranium concentrations up to several hundred mg/1 without man made impact. On the other side, surface water contains increased anthropogenic uranium concentrations due to the intensive use of phosphate fertilizers and in mining areas due to mining and milling activities. Saxony and Thuringia both be­ ing states of the reunified Germany are probably an area where uranium mining activities have impacted the environment more severely than in any other part of the world. Thus, the federal government of Germany allocated huge amounts of money for the rehabilitation work, a unique proceeding without precedent in min­ ing history. In October 1995 the first international conference on Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology (UMM I) was held in Freiberg being organized by the Department of Geology at the technical University Freiberg by the support of the Saxon State Ministry of Geology and Environment. Due to the large scientific interest in the topic ofuranium a second conference (UMH II) took place in Freiberg in Septem­ ber 1998.


Radioactive waste disposal clean-up emissions environment groundwater groundwater pollution hydrogeology mining radioactive waste radiochemistry radionuclide emission risk assessment terrestrial pollution toxicity

Editors and affiliations

  • Broder J. Merkel
    • 1
  • Britta Planer-Friedrich
    • 2
  • Christian Wolkersdorfer
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeologyTechnical University Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany
  2. 2.Department of GeologyTechnical University Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany
  3. 3.Department of GeologyTechnical University Bergakademie FreibergFreibergGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62877-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55668-5
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