Fifth Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology Conference (UMH V)

Venue: Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg

Location: Freiberg, Saxony, Germany

Event Date/Time: Sep 14, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 18, 2008
Registration Date: Aug 31, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jun 30, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 15, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Apr 30, 2008
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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.

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: International Atomic Energy Agency, Saxonian State Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, Saxonian State Authority for Environment and Geology, Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, International Association of Hydrogeologists, International Mine Water Association, Partnership for Acid Drainage Remediation in Europe, Geokompetenzzentrum Freiberg e.V., Fachsektion Hydrogeologie in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften e.V., Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
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
o Radium
o Radon and short life daughter products
o 210Pb and 210Po
* Uranium in coal: Use of fly ash
Session VII: Modeling
* Thermodynamic data
* Surface complexation
* Kinetically controlled reaction


Additional Information

Important deadlines are: 15.01.2008 Submitting abstracts 28.02.2008 Notification of acceptance 15.03.2008 2. Circular & Preliminary program 30.04.2008 Camera ready papers 30.06.2008 End of early bird payment ============================================================= Registration fee The Full and Student Registration fees cover: * three days of conference presentations, poster session, mid-session workshops * conference proceedings on CD and as printed version (Springer publication) * conference badge * delegates' bag including pen, writing pad, printed list of participants, printed conference program * Ice breaker party on Sunday evening * Drinks refreshments on the three days of the conference (Monday to Wednesday) * Drinks refreshments during the poster session Registration type Full Registration Non-members' Rate * before Juli 1th, 2008 Euro 200.00 * after June 30th, 2008 Euro 250.00 Full Registration Members' Rate * before Juli 1th, 2008 Euro 150.00 * after June 30th, 2008 Euro 200.00 Student Registration Euro 80.00