Module 102 The Nuclear Fuel Cycle
This program is intended to cleanup
uranium mill sites and associated "vicinity
properties." It covers 24 mill sites and
more than 4,800 properties throughout the
Nation. The goals of the program are to
reduce radon release from mill tailings to
acceptable levels by burial, and to restore
affected land and facilities/structures to
Each cleanup project presents different types and
levels of hazards to workers. Additionally, general
safety hazards become a significant factor due to
the types of processes and equipment used to
remove the uranium-contaminated materials.
Usually these projects require some level of
structural decontamination and soil remediation.