Conference Proceedings Paper
Radiation Protection as Part of a Uranium Mine Pre-Feasibility Study
33rd Annual CNS Conference - 2012 June 10-13
Ernest Becker (Golder Associates Ltd.)
Aslam Ibrahim (Golder Associates Ltd.)
Golder Associates Ltd. (Golder) has conducted a number of pre-feasibility studies for prospective uranium mining projects. This work has ranged from a preliminary scoping analysis of the viability of a particular project to a formal pre-feasibility study. This paper will address the radiation protection requirements for uranium mining and the impact of these radiation protection requirements on the feasibility of a uranium production project. As is discussed, the ore grades of an ore body will strongly influence the choice of mining methods that are available for any specific project. This in turn will affect the projected capital and operating costs for a prospective uranium production facility.
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