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Catalog Number 07.11.77
Object Name Letter
Scope & Content Department INFORMATION
of Energy

Albuquerque P.O. Box 5400
Operations Office Albuquerque, New Mexico 87115

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 17, 1979


DOE REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON URANIUM
MILL TAILING PILES AT FORMER PROCESSING SITES

The Department of Energy (DOE) is asking persons who have information about uranium mill tailings located at inactive processing sites, or about properties adjacent to those sites which may contain radioactive materials, to notify the Department by Sept. 15, 1979.

A detailed explanation of this request for information is scheduled to be published in the Aug. 17 issue of the Federal Register.

Mill tailings are the solid waste left after uranium is removed from ore. The tailings produce low-level radiation which, if left uncontrolled for long periods of time, could pose enviroNew Mexicoental or health hazards.

(five more paragraphs)

-DOE-

News Media Contact: George Dennis, 505/264-6938

AL-79-094
(original)
Catalog type Archive
Dates of Creation 8-17-1979
Creator George Dennis
Title DOE Requests Additional Information on Uranium Mill Tailings Piles at Former Processing Sites
Collection Dennis
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact