1st Edition

Field Studies of Radon in Rocks, Soils, and Water

ISBN 9780873719551
Published November 30, 1992 by CRC Press
356 Pages

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Book Description

Field Studies of Radon in Rocks, Soils, and Water focuses on the principal sources of indoor radon and detecting radon through geochemical and hydrological studies of ground water. The book addresses how to measure radon, covers geological field study techniques, and presents techniques for assessing radon potential. The geochemical and hydrological studies of ground water cover such areas as health effects and radionuclides in geology. Techniques for measuring radon in ground water are also provided. Field Studies of Radon in Rocks, Soils, and Water is an excellent practical guide for geologists, geochemists, ground water professionals, and geophysicists interested in radon.


Table of Contents

Studies of Radon in Rocks and Soil: Techniques for Measuring Radon in Soil: Methods of Characterization of Ground for Assessment of Indoor Radon Potential at a Site (A.B. Tanner). Simple Techniques for Soil-Gas and Water Sampling for Radon Analysis (G.M. Reimer). A Preliminary Evaluation of Environmental Factors Influencing Day-to-Day and Seasonal Soil-Gas Radon Concentrations (S. Asher-Bolinder, D.E. Owen, and R.R. Schumann). Derivation of Radon Migration Rates in the Surficial Environment by use of Helium Injection Experiments (G.M. Reimer). Geologic Field Studies: Radon in Sheared Metamorphic and Igneous Rocks (L.C.S. Gundersen). The Geology and Geochemistry of Soils in Boyertown and Easton, Pennsylvania (S.S. Agard and L.C.S. Gundersen). Radon in Soil Gas Gamma-Ray Activity of Rocks and Soils at the Mulligan Quarry, Clinton, New Jersey (M.E. Henry, M.E. Kaeding, and D. Monteverde). Radon in Soil Gas Along Active Faults in Central California (C-Yu King, C. Walkingstick, and D. Basler). Radon Emanation from Uranium Mill Tailings (E.R. Landa). Estimating Radon Potential: Use of Aerial Gamma-Ray Data to Estimate Relative Amounts of Radon in Soil Gas (J.S. Duval). Regional Radon Characterizations (R.T. Peake and R.R. Schumann). Reconnaissance Approach to Using Geology and Soil-Gas Radon Concentrations for Making Rapid and Preliminary Estimates of Indoor Radon Potential (G.M. Reimer, L.C.S. Gundersen, S.L. Szarzi, and J.M. Been). Studies of Radon in Water: Introduction: A Review of the Chemical Processes Affecting the Mobility of Radionuclides in Natural Waters, with Applications (R.B. Wanty and R. Schoen). Radionuclides in Ground Water, Rock and Soil, and Indoor Air of the Northeastern United States and Southeastern Canada-A Literature Review and Summary of Data (R.T. Paulsen). Techniques for Measuring Radon in Water: Sampling and Analysis of Dissolved Radon-222 in Water by the De-Emanation Method (C. Yang). A Comparison of Two Techniques for Radon-222 Measurement in Water Samples (A. Mullin and R.B. Wanty). Field Studies of Radon in Surface and Ground Waters: Use of Radon Measurements in Carters Creek, Maury County, Tennessee, to Determine Location and Magnitude of Ground-Water Seepage (R.W. Lee and E.F. Hollyday). Geologic and Geochemical Factors Controlling Uranium, Radium-226, and Radon-222 in Ground Water, Newark Basin, New Jersey (Z. Szabo and O.S. Zapecza). Radium-226, Radium-228, and Radon-222 in Ground Water of the Chickies Quartzite, Southeastern Pennsylvania (L.D. Cecil, L.A. Senior, and K.L. Vogel). Radon in Ground Water of Carson Valley, West-Central Nevada (M.S. Lico and T.G. Rowe). Geochemistry of Ground Water and Radionuclide Mobility in Two Areas of the Reading Prong, Eastern Pennsylvania (R.B. Wanty, P.H. Briggs, and L.C.S. Gundersen). Radionuclides in the Puerco and Lower Little Colorado River Basins, New Mexico and Arizona, Before 1987 (J.R. Gray and R.H. Webb). Uranium, Radium, and Radon in Deeply Buried Sediments of the U.S. Gulf Coast (T.F. Kraemer). Radon, Helium, and Other Gases in Shallow Ground Waters of Uraniferous Holocene Alluvium, Flodelle Creek, Stevens County, Northeast Washington (J.K. Otton and G.M. Reimer). Figures.

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