Read Me File For Plate III and Associated
NURE Aeroradiometric Anomalies
(This read me file written by: Jonathan Kim, Vermont Geological
Survey, August 2002)
Vt nure preferred anomalies.dbf, Vt nure preferred anomalies.shp, Vt
nure preferred anomalies.shx
Vt nure secondary anomalies.dbf, Vt nure secondary anomalies.shp,
Vt nure secondary anomalies.shx
These are GIS coverages
of anomaly areas delineated by Texas Instruments airborne radiometric
survey in Vermont completed for the U.S. Dept. of Energy, National Uranium
Resource Evaluation (NURE) in 1976. Preferred anomalies were thought
to be more favorable for the presence of uranium than secondary anomalies.
This data was scanned from 1:250,000 scale maps in the Vermont Geological
Survey archives. The data was scanned into a tiff file using a Titan
Scanner and Truinfo software, georectified in ERDAS Imagine, and digitized
in Arcview 3.2a.
Geodetic Information NAD 83 Vermont Stateplane coordinates (Zone 5526)
Texas Instruments, 1976, Airborne Geophysical Survey of a Portion of
New England, U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration Open
File Report GJO-1666-1, 73 p.
This coverage was digitized from original 1:250,000 scale maps and data
and, therefore, use at this scale is recommended. Accuracy may diminish
when enlarged beyond this scale.
The only way to determine with certainty if groundwater from a particular
well has elevated radionuclide levels is to have the water tested by
a certified lab. The Vermont Department of Health recommends that all
private well owners test their wells for naturally-occurring alpha radiation
every 5 years http://healthvermont.gov/enviro/ph_lab/water_test.aspx#two.
This map should not be used as a replacement for detailed, site-specific
studies by competent technical personnel.
This map (and the other eight maps in this series) displays geological
and geophysical data compiled from surveys conducted at various times
over several decades. The information used in preparing the map(s) represents
the best data possessed by the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources at
the time of production. The data is subject to revision at any time
and the map user should contact the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
to determine whether there have been any changes in the data on which
the map was based.
Although every effort has been made to faithfully portray the information
from the surveys, the Agency of Natural Resources cannot vouch for the
accuracy of the data on which the map(s) was based. No warranty as to
the accuracy or the usefulness of the data on the map(s) is expressed
*GIS Data available from Vermont Geological Survey, 103 South Main
Street, Waterbury, Vermont 05671, 802/241-3608, firstname.lastname@example.org