A large part of northern Nova Scotia is made up of sandstones, conglomerates and shales of the Pictou Group (300-315 million years old) exposed at surface.
In the study area given in Maps 1, 2 and 3 there are uranium occurrences (deposits) present. What type of uranium deposits occur in the area and how did they form? Could there be a genetic relationship between these deposits and weathering of older rocks? If so explain the relationship. (Give references to support your answer).
A company has hired you to undertake an environmental radioactivity assessment on the study area near Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia (see maps 1, 2, and 3). The company wants to build a large resort in the study area. The company has hired you assess the radioactive environmental risks in the area. What are the risks? If the resort has to depend on drilled wells to provide water, what might be some of the problems they might encounter ? Given that you must locate a site in this area, what procedures would you undertake to assess the risks and recommend a location? What are the remedial steps that you would recommend at the resort during construction or after it is built? (Give references where applicable).