Read Me File For Plate V and Associated GIS Layers*:
NURE Ground-Based Uranium Surveys
(This read me file written by: Jonathan
Kim, Vermont Geological Survey, August 2002)
nureground.dbf, nureground.shp, nureground.shx
This GIS coverage
of "Areas Favorable for Uranium Deposits" was delineated by
National Uranium Resource Evaluation (NURE) ground-based operations
of McHone and Wagener (1980) and Field and Truesdell (1980). This data
was digitized from 1:250,000 scale paper maps in the Vermont Geological
Survey archives. This coverage was first scanned into a tiff file using
a Titan scanner and Truinfo software, georectified using ERDAS Imagine,
and digitized in Arcview 3.2a.
Geodetic Information NAD 83 Vermont Stateplane coordinates (Zone
5526) in meters
McHone, J.G. and Wagener, H.D., 1980, Uranium Resource Evaluation,
Glens Falls Quadrangle New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire: U.S. Dept.
of Energy, Grand Junction, Colorado, 40 p..
Field, M.T. and Truesdell, D.B., 1980, Uranium Resource Evaluation,
Albany Quadrangle Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, and
New Hampshire: U.S. Dept. of Energy, Grand Junction, Colorado, 57 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