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Radon in the ground water of Chester County, Pennsylvania

Fact Sheet 120-98

Prepared in cooperation with the Chester County Water Resources Authority and the Chester County Health Department
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Introduction

A study of the occurrence and distribution of dissolved radon in the ground water of Chester County was undertaken by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with the Chester County Water Resources Authority and the Chester County Health Depart-ment. The results of this study are published in a technical report by Senior (1998). This fact sheet summarizes the key findings pre-sented in the technical report. Much of the background information on radon was taken from Lindsey and Ator.

Suggested Citation

Sloto R.A., and Senior, L.A., 1998, Radon in the ground water of Chester County, Pennsylvania: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 1998–0120, 4 p., https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/fs12098.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • What is Radon?
  • Why Study Radon?
  • Where Did We Test for Radon?
  • What Did We Find?
  • Why is Radon Higher in some Areas Than in Others?
  • Do Radon Concentrations Vary With Time?
  • What Does This Information on Radon Mean to Me As A Homeowner?
  • Selected References

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Radon in the ground water of Chester County, Pennsylvania
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
120-98
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Pennsylvania Water Science Center
Description:
4 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Pennsylvania