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UMH V: 5th International Conference on Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology

Once again, the Institute for Geology of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg is pleased to invite you to the next international conference “UMH V” taking place in Freiberg on September 2008. The UMH V conference will used as basis of an international forum for discussing uranium related problems in conjunction with protecting and preserving our environment. This conference builds on the very successful past conferences (UMH I to UMH IV) from 1995 until 2005.

Date: 14.09.2008 - 18.09.2008
National/International: International
Language: English
Type: Conference
Location: Freiberg, Germany
Contact: Dipl. Geol. Andrea Berger
(coordinator Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology V)

c/o TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Institute for Geology, Chair Hydrogeology
Gustav-Zeuner-Str.12, 09599 Freiberg

Tel.: 0049 - 3731 - 39-3309
Fax.: 0049 - 3731 - 39-2720

Email: umh@geo.tu-freiberg.de
Conference web site at:   http:⁄⁄www.geo.tu-freiberg.de⁄umh⁄index.htm

Practitioners, consultants, regulators, policymaker, researchers, scientists, engineers, and students will have numerous opportunities to learn about innovative and emerging scientific advances and technologies that are needed to address a wide range of uranium mining and mine closure associated with environmental issues such as soil and groundwater protection, mine water treatment technologies and management, environmental impacts of phosphate mining associated with fertilizer production and technologies for uranium separation. Key sessions will include mining technologies, reclamation and remediation, regulatory issues, monitoring measures, modeling techniques, biogeochemistry of uranium, and risk assessment studies.

Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology V Conference is organized by by the Institute for Geology, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and in cooperation with following institutions and organisations.

Representative Conference topics include:

Session I: Uranium Mining

  • Prospection
  • In-situ leaching
  • Active water treatment
  • Passive water treatment
  • Radon management
  • Risk assessment studies

Session II: Phosphate Mining

  • Environmental impacts
  • Fertilizer production and uranium separation

Session III: Mine closure and remediation processes

  • Mine flooding
  • Waste rock piles
  • Tailings
  • Phosphate-based stabiliziation and reactive barriers techniques
  • Bioremediation/stabilization
  • Long-term monitoring of abandoned uranium mining environments

Session IV: Uranium in Groundwater and in bedrock

  • Sorption and migration
  • Use of uranium isotopes
  • Uranium speciation in water
  • Uranium migration in crystalline rock

Session V: Biogeochemistry of uranium

  • Bioavailability (food chain)
  • Uranium in food
  • Microbial biogeochemistry of uranium tailings

Session VI: Environmental behavior

  • Uranium in Nuclear Waste Repository
  • Environmental Behaviour of Depleted Uranium
  • Deposits of depleted uranium
  • Environmental Behaviour of Natural Uranium Decay Products
    • Radium
    • Radon and short life daughter products
    • 210Pb and 210Po
  • Uranium in coal: Use of fly ash

Session VII: Modeling

  • Thermodynamic data
  • Surface complexation
  • Kinetically controlled reaction


January 15,2008Submission of abstracts
February 28,2008Notification of acceptance
June 30,2008Early registration at reduced fee

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