Effects of Uranium Mining Discharges on Water Quality in the Puerto River Basin, Arizona and New Mexico
P.C. VanMetre, J.R. Gray 1992 Hydrological Sciences Journal v37 p463-480
This article in the Hydrological Sciences Journal discusses the effects of uranium mining discharges on the water quality in the Puerto River Basin in Arizona and New Mexico. From 1967 to 1986, uranium mine dewatering increased dissolved uranium and radium activities and dissolved selenium and molybdenum concentrations. The results of the study are quantified by time trends, area patterns involving distance from the mines and stream discharge.