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Reconnaissance techniques for determining soil-gas radon concentrations: an example from Prince Georges County, Maryland

Geophysical Research Letters

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Abstract

Radon reconnaissance requires some special considerations because a large area must be covered in a short period of time and analyses must be made soon after collection because of Rn decay. A simple approach to collection and field analysis consists of a small-diameter probe pounded into the ground to a depth of at least 0.75 m. Analysis is by an alpha-scintillometer. Soil-gas samples collected along a traverse in Prince Georges County, Maryland, demonstrates the utility of the technique. The reconnaissance sampling revealed Rn soil-gas concentrations of up to 2500 pCi/L (picocuries per liter) indicating that the potential exists for indoor accumulations in excess of 4 pCi/L. -from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Reconnaissance techniques for determining soil-gas radon concentrations: an example from Prince Georges County, Maryland
Series title:
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume
17
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
809
Last page:
812
Number of Pages:
4