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Assessment of the Jabiluka Project : report of the Supervising Scientist to the World Heritage Committee

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Title

Assessment of the Jabiluka Project : report of the Supervising Scientist to the World Heritage Committee

Creator

Johnston, A.; Prendergast, J. B.; Bridgewater, Peter

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Supervising Scientist Report; 138

Date

1999

Location

Alligator Rivers Region

Table of contents

Main report--Appendix 2 of the Main Report. Submission to the Mission of the World Heritage Committee by some Australian Scientists ... --Attachment A. Johnston A. and Needham S. 1999. Protection of the environment near the Ranger uranium mine--Attachment B. Bureau of Meteorology 1999. Hydrometeorological analysis relevant to Jabiluka--Attachment C. Jones, R.N., Hennessy, K.J. and Abbs, D.J. 1999. Climate change analysis relevant to Jabiluka--Attachment D. Chiew, F and Wang, Q.J. 1999. Hydrological anaysis relevant to surface water storage at Jabiluka--Attachment E. Kalf, F. and Dudgeon, C. 1999. Analysis of long term groundwater dispersal of contaminants from proposed Jabiluka mine tailings repositories--Appendix 2 of Attachment E. Simulation of leaching on non-reactive and radionuclide contaminants from proposed Jabiluka silo banks.

Language

English

Subject

Uranium mill tailings - Environmental aspects - Northern Territory - Alligator Rivers Region; Environmental impact analysis - Northern Territory - Jabiluka; Uranium mines and mining - Environmental aspects - Northern Territory - Jabiluka; Jabiluka - Environmental aspects

Publisher name

Environment Australia

Place of publication

Canberra (A.C.T.)

Series

Supervising Scientist Report; 138

Format

1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps

File type

application/pdf

ISBN

642243417

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Environment Australia

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/264982

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/462402

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/462403; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/462400; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/462405; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/462406; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/462408; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/462409; https://hdl.handle.net/10070/462411

Page content

58 Figure 5.3.1 Probability of occurrence of excess water volumes in the Jabiluka Total Containment Zone over the life of the mine for the storage capacity specified by ERA A model for assessing the radiation dose resulting from discharges of radionuclides from Jabiluka will be different from the Ranger model, principally in the radionuclide dispersion part of the model. However, the difference will be relatively small and the Ranger model has been applied here. The dose estimates arising from the excess volumes predicted by the Monte Carlo analysis of the Jabiluka water management proposed by ERA lie in the range 0 to 27 Sv. These estimates take into account that runoff from the ore stockpile only contributes 1% of the total water flowing from the TCZ to the retention pond. The probability of occurrence of these doses over the 30 year life of the mine are presented in figure 5.3.2. Figure 5.3.2 Probability versus radiation exposure of members of the public resulting from the discharge of excess water from the Jabiluka mine site for the water management system proposed by ERA Excess Volume (m3) 0 50x103 100x103 150x103 200x103 P ro ba bi lit y 10-5 10-4 10-3 10-2 Radiation Dose (Sv) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 P ro ba bi lit y 10-5 10-4 10-3


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