Uranium mining was one of the most important industry branches in the former Czechoslovak Republic up to the mid 1990’s. The Czechoslovak Republic was ranked the 7th in the world in production of uranium concentrate. Overall, there were 110 000 tons of uranium extracted during the period from 1945 to the mid 1990’s. Currently, the underground mining of uranium is carried out only in the uranium mine Rožná. Exploitation of minerals is accompanied by the outflow of underground waters into mine excavations. The hydro geological regime of these deposits has become stable more than 10 years after the exploitation ended and the results gained by the hydro geological surveys have shown that the waters in flooded mines may present a significant secondary source of raw materials due to their volume and concentrations of dissolved substances (e.g. uranium). Mining areas are also an ideal retention environment for warm water as they are deep enough to ensure the water qualitative and quantitative stability. This paper deals with the mines in which the use of mined water, as a secondary source of uranium, of other minerals, or their energy or balneology use would be possible.
|MLA||Babka, Ondřej, and Andrzej Harat. "Use of water flooded uranium mine as alternative source of energy and raw materials." Nauka Przyr. Technol. 5.4 (2011): #32.|
|APA||Ondřej Babka1, Andrzej Harat2 (2011). Use of water flooded uranium mine as alternative source of energy and raw materials. Nauka Przyr. Technol. 5 (4), #32|
|ISO 690||BABKA, Ondřej, HARAT, Andrzej. Use of water flooded uranium mine as alternative source of energy and raw materials. Nauka Przyr. Technol., 2011, 5.4: #32.|
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