TABLE E.1 Typical Effluent Releases from Fuel-Cycle Facilities
|Facility Type||Typical Radioactive Effluents|
|Mining (in situ leaching)||Uranium, radon, and progeny|
|Milling||Uranium, radon, and progeny|
|Conversion||Uranium, radium-226, thorium-230|
|Enrichment||Natural uranium, uranium-235, thorium-230, technetium-99,
neptunium-237, plutonium-239, 240
|Fuel Fabrication||Uranium-234, 235, 236, 238|
FIGURE E.1 Schematic illustration of the uranium-235, thorium-232, and ura-nium-238 decay chains showing decay modes (i.e., alpha or beta decay), half-lives, and progeny. SOURCE: U.S. Geological Survey, http://gulfsci.usgs.gov/tampabay/data/2_biogeochem/images/decaychain.gif.
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