Science for Decision Making on Uranium Mining in Arizona

Publications

2021

Invisible: Radon Gas at the Pinenut Uranium Mine

By Walton-Day, K., Wendel, J.R. Hinck, J., Naftz, D.L., and Qi, S.L.

U.S. Geological Survey Geonarrative

Seasonal activity and diets of bats at uranium mines and adjacent areas near the Grand Canyon

By Valdez, E.W., Hanttula, M.K., and Hinck, J.E.

Western North American Naturalist: Vol. 81 :1-18

Soil sample data for four uranium mine sites, Mohave County, Arizona, April and November 2018

By Kauble, R.K., Andraski, B.J., Green, C.T., and Walton-Day, K.

U.S. Geological Survey Data Release

Elements in elk tissues harvested in pre-uranium mining and non-mining areas, 2019

By Cleveland, D.M. and Hinck, J.E.

U.S. Geological Survey Data Release

Natural and anthropogenic processes affecting radon releases during mining and early stage reclamation activities, Pinenut uranium mine, Arizona, USA

By David L. Naftz, Katie Walton-Day, W. Payton Gardner, Michael C. Duniway, and Donald Bills

Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 220-221 (2020) 106266

Geochemical characterization of groundwater evolution south of Grand Canyon, Arizona (USA)

By Kimberly R. Beisner, John E. Solder, Fred D. Tillman, Jessica R. Anderson, and Ronald C. Antweiler

Hydrogeology Journal (2020)

Uranium Bioaccumulation Dynamics in the Mayfly Neocloeon triangulifer and Application to Site-Specific Prediction

By Brianna L. Henry, Marie-Noële Croteau, David M. Walters, Janet L. Miller, Daniel J. Cain, and Christopher C. Fuller

Environ. Sci. Technol. 2020, 54, 18, 11313–11321

Improving Wildlife Surveys Through Environmental DNA

By Katy Klymus

This SciPod is a summary of the paper "Metabarcoding of Environmental DNA Samples to Explore the Use of Uranium Mine Containment Ponds as a Water Source for Wildlife", from Diversity, 2017.

To understand how human activities impact wildlife, biologists need to know which species are present within a given area. Traditional methods of surveying species are often labour intensive, time consuming, and expensive. However, recent advancements in genetic analysis may provide powerful new survey tools to complement existing methods. Through her research, Dr Katy Klymus at the US Geological Survey tests the efficacy of one such tool, environmental DNA metabarcoding, for identifying wildlife affected by contaminated water sources.

Geochemical characterization of groundwater evolution south of Grand Canyon, Arizona (USA)

By Beisner, K.R., Solder, J.E., Tillman, F.D, Anderson, J., and Antweiler, R.C.

Hydrogeology Journal (2020)

Precipitation and acoustic monitoring results associated with Arizona 1 and Pinenut uranium mines collected 2015–2016

By Valdez, E.W., Hanttula, M.K., and Hinck, J.E.

U.S. Geological Survey Data Release

Assessment of chronic low-dose elemental and radiological exposure of biota at the Kanab North uranium mine site in the Grand Canyon watershed

By D.M. Cleveland, J.E. Hinck, and J.S. Lankton

Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 15:112-125.

Biota dose assessment of small rodents sampled near breccia pipe uranium mines in the Grand Canyon watershed

By K.M. Minter, G.T. Jannik, J.E. Hinck, D. Cleveland, W.P. Kubilius, and W.W. Kuhne

Health Physics 117:20-27 doi: 10.1097/HP.0000000000001041

Surface Materials Data from Breccia-Pipe Uranium Mine and Reference Sites, Arizona, USA

By K. Walton-Day, C.R. Bern, D.L. Naftz, T.A. Gross, and P.M. O'Shea

U.S. Geological Survey data release

Metabarcoding with environmental DNA to identify wildlife species potentially attracted to uranium mine detention ponds as a water source in the arid southwest US

By K.E. Klymus, C.A. Richter, N. Thompson and J.E. Hinck

Abstract (pg. 75), International Barcode of Life Conference. November 20-24, 2017 Kruger National Park, South Africa

Amphibian acoustic data from the Arizona 1, Pinenut, and Canyon breccia pipe uranium mines in Arizona

By J.E. Hinck, B.R. Hossack, and R.K. Honeycutt

U.S. Geological Survey Data Release

Pre-mining trace element and radiation exposure to biota from a breccia pipe uranium mine in the Grand Canyon (Arizona, USA) watershed

By J.E. Hinck, D. Cleveland, W.G. Brumbaugh, G. Linder, and J. Lankton

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, February 2017

Geochemistry and hydrology of perched groundwater springs: assessing elevated uranium concentrations at Pigeon Spring relative to nearby Pigeon Mine, Arizona (USA)

By Beisner, K.R., Paretti, N.V., Tillman, F.D., Naftz, D.L., Bills, D.J., Walton-Day, K., and Gallegos, T.J.

Hydrogeology Journal, November 2016

Three GIS datasets defining areas permissive for the occurrence of uranium-bearing, solution-collapse breccia pipes in northern Arizona and southeast Utah

By Bradley S. Van Gosen, Michaela R. Johnson, and Margaret A. Goldman

U.S. Geological Survey Data Release, 2016

Element concentrations in surface soils of the Coconino Plateau, Grand Canyon region, Coconino County, Arizona

By Bradley S. Van Gosen

U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1160, September 2016

Biogeochemical controls of uranium bioavailability from the dissolved phase in natural freshwaters

By Marie-Noële Croteau, Christopher C. Fuller, Daniel J. Cain, Kate M. Campbell, and George Aiken

Environmental Science & Technology, 50: 8120-8127

Breccia pipe uranium deposits before, during, and after mining in the Grand Canyon Region, Arizona

By Katie Walton-Day and David Naftz

Abstract, SACNAS National Conference, October 29-31, 2015, Washington, D.C.

Exposure pathways and biological receptors: baseline data for the canyon uranium mine, Coconino County, Arizona

By Jo Ellen Hinck, Greg Linder, Abigail Darrah, Charles Drost, Michael Duniway, Matthew Johnson, Francisca Mendez-Harclerode, Erika Nowak, Ernest Valdez, Charles van Riper III, and Stephanie Wolff

Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, December 2014

Preliminary results of pre-mining baseline studies at the Canyon Uranium Mine, Coconino County, Arizona

By Katie Walton-Day, David Nafts, Donald Bills, and Jo Ellen Hinck

Abstract, Annual Meeting of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, February 23-26, 2014, Salt Lake City, UT

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Monitoring Potential Hydrologic Impacts of Legacy and Current Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon Region of Northern Arizona

By Donald Bills

Abstract, 12th Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau, September 16-19, 2013, Flagstaff, AZ

Effects of mining to biological receptors at the Canyon Uranium Mine, Coconino County, Arizona

By Jo Ellen Hinck and Greg Linder

Abstract, 12th Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau, September 16-19, 2013, Flagstaff, AZ

Derivation of soil screening thresholds to protect chisel-toothed kangaroo rat from uranium mine waste in northern Arizona

By Jo Ellen Hinck, Greg Linder, James Otton, Susan Finger, Edward Little, and Donald Tillitt

Abstract, Joint Meeting of the Arizona and New Mexico Chapters of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society, February 7-9, 2013, Albuquerque, NM

Derivation of Soil-Screening Thresholds to Protect the Chisel-Toothed Kangaroo Rat from Uranium Mine Waste in Northern Arizona

By Jo Ellen Hinck, Greg Linder, James Otton, Susan Finger, Edward Little, and Donald Tillitt

Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, April 2013

Potential Impacts of Legacy and Current Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon Region of Northern Arizona

By Donald Bills

Abstract, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 3-7, 2012, San Francisco, CA

Impacts on Lake Mead from Historical and Potential Future Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon region of Northern Arizona

By Donald Bills

Abstract, Nevada Water Resources Association Lake Mead Symposium, March 5-6, 2012, Las Vegas, NV

Northern Arizona Withdrawal

Department of the Interior Record of Decision, January 2012

This document constitutes the Record of Decision (ROD) of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) for the Northern Arizona Withdrawal. Pursuant to the authority granted to the Secretary of the Interior by section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA).

Northern Arizona Mineral Withdrawal

Bureau of Land Management Final Environmental Impact Statement

All of the chapters and associated documents are available by clicking the title above or the image to the left.

Breccia-pipe uranium mining in northern Arizona; estimate of resources and assessment of historical effects

By Donald Bills, Kristin Brown, Andrea Alpine, James Otton, Bradley Van Gosen, Jo Ellen Hinck, and Fred Tillman

USGS Fact Sheet 2010-3050, February 2011

Exploratory data analysis and characterization of effects thresholds for uranium in surface waters

By Greg Linder, Jo Ellen Hinck, Susan Finger, Edward Little, and Donald Tillitt

Abstract, 31st Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, November 7-11, 2010, Portland, OR

Biological considerations related to mining uranium as an alternative energy source

By Jo Ellen Hinck, Greg Linder, Susan Finger, Edward Little, and Donald Tillitt

Abstract, 31st Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, November 7-11, 2010, Portland, OR

Hydrological, Geological, and Biological Site Characterization of Breccia Pipe Uranium Deposits in Northern Arizona

Edited by Andrea E. Alpine

U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2010-5025, February 2010

Geochemistry of Soil Samples from 50 Solution-Collapse Features on the Coconino Plateau, Northern Arizona

By Bradley Van Gosen and Karen Wenrich

U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-594A-D, 1991