Radon levels in abandoned metalliferous mines, Devon, southwest England

Gillmore, Gavin K., Phillips, Paul, Denman, Antony, Sperrin, Malcolm and Pearce, Gillian (2001) Radon levels in abandoned metalliferous mines, Devon, southwest England. Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 49(3), pp. 281-292. ISSN (print) 0147-6513

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Abstract

Radon levels underground in two abandoned mines in Devon, United Kingdom, are reported and analyzed. Extremely high levels have been noted, 7,100,000 Bq m−3 being the highest level recorded. This is approximately 89 times higher than the highest published radon level for caves and mines in Devon and Cornwall, England, which is 80,000 Bq m−3. These levels have significant health implications for both casual and occupational mine explorers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: radon, geology, mines, tin, health, hazard, risk, Devon, Cornwall, England
Research Area: Geography and environmental studies
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Geography, Geology and Environment
Depositing User: Sara Burnett
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2008 17:22
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/1362

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