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A tentative protocol for measurement of radon availability from the ground

Northeastern Environmental Science

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Abstract

A procedure is being tested in order to determine its suitability for assessing the intrinsic ability of the ground at a particular site to supply radon (222Rn) to a basement structure to be built on the site. The mean migration distance, multiplied by the measured radon concentration gives the "Radon Availability Number' (RAN). Measurements at sites of known indoor radon concentration suggest that RANs below 2 kBq/m2 (5x104 pCi/m2) indicate little chance of elevated indoor radon and RANs above 20 kBq/m2 (5x105 pCi/m2) indicate that elevated indoor radon is likely. The range of uncertainty and the point-to-point and seasonal variations to be expected are under investigation. -from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A tentative protocol for measurement of radon availability from the ground
Series title:
Northeastern Environmental Science
Volume
7
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1988
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Northeastern Environmental Science
First page:
58
Last page:
62