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Methodology for rapid assessment of the radon potential of soils

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02040484

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Abstract

A technique using a small diameter probe and a portable alpha-particle scintillometer for sample collection and analysis has been developed. It is fast, efficient, cost-effective, and can be modified to accommodate a wide spectrum of sampling conditions. When soil-gas sampling for radon is combined with geophysical gamma-ray measurements, pedological characteristics of surficial materials, and geologic knowledge of bedrock, the combination forms a powerful technological basis for estimating radon potential of soils. The method can help provide information on a short time-frame so that local governments, land developers, and builders can take appropriate measures when planning new construction.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Methodology for rapid assessment of the radon potential of soils
DOI:
10.1007/BF02040484
Volume
161
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
First page:
377
Last page:
387
Number of Pages:
11