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) 0147-6513Full text not available from this archive.
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.
|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|
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