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Chemical analyses and histopathology of organisms and plants collected from breccia pipe uranium mine sites in the Grand Canyon watershed, 2015-2020

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2015
End Date
2020

Citation

Cleveland, D.M., Hinck, J.E., and Lankton, J.S., 2020, Chemical analyses and histopathology of organisms and plants collected from breccia pipe uranium mine sites in the Grand Canyon watershed, 2015-2020: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P94OVQO9.

Summary

These data are comprised of measurements of aluminum, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, arsenic, selenium, molybdenum, silver, cadmium, thallium, lead, bismuth, thorium, uranium, and mercury in invertebrates, vegetation, and small rodents. Gross alpha activity, gross beta activity, and radionuclide activities (isotopic U, isotopic Th) are also presented for vegetation; radioactivities for small rodents were previously presented at https://doi.org/10.5066/P9HARTQ4. Histopathology results are given for liver and kidney lesions generally associated with metals toxicoses in small rodents. Samples were collected at the Pinenut Mine (active mining) and Arizona 1 Mine (post-production) in the Grand Canyon watershed. The non-mineralized [...]

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Danielle M Cleveland
Process Contact :
Julia S Lankton
Originator :
Danielle M Cleveland, Jo E Hinck, Julia S Lankton
Metadata Contact :
CERC Data Managers
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Columbia Environmental Research Center
USGS Mission Area :
Environmental Health

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Elements.txt 385 Bytes
Herps-Mammals-Elements.txt 183.75 KB
Histopathology - REVISED.txt 33.12 KB
Invertebrate Elements.txt 18.12 KB
Sites.txt 272 Bytes
Vegetation Elements.txt 222.83 KB
Vegetation Radioactivity.txt 36.87 KB

Purpose

These data were obtained to assess uptake and exposure of radionuclides and elements in biota as a result of U mining in the Grand Canyon watershed. Results are reflective of site conditions at the time of collection.

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