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The occurrence of high indoor radon levels in carboniferous bedrock areas of NW England.

Rowe, J. E. and Kelly, M. and Hewitt, CN (1993) The occurrence of high indoor radon levels in carboniferous bedrock areas of NW England. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 46 (3). pp. 201-205.

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Abstract

In NW England, certain types of bedrock of Carboniferous age have been found to have a relatively high radon potential, in particular limestones and some mudrocks. These result in frequencies of domestic indoor radon gas concentrations above the Action Level (200 Bq.m-3) of 5% and 3% for the Dinantian and Namurian subdivisions of the Carboniferous, respectively. More particularly, villages built on such bedrocks can have frequencies of homes 10-15% above the Action Level. Surveys based on the geological radon potential can effectively locate small areas with incidences of high indoor radon levels which qualify them for consideration as Affected Areas (>1% frequency).

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 22681
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2009 10:29
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:04
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/22681

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