Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRA) of 1978

What is Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRA) of 1978?

Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRA) of 1978 meaning The act that directed the Department of Energy to provide for stabilization and control of the uranium mill tailings from in active sites in a safe and environmentally sound manner to minimize radiation health hazards to the public. It authorized the Department to undertake remedial actions at 24 designated inactive uranium-processing sites and at an estimated 5,048 vicinity properties.

 

reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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