Radon in a disused mine in Cornwall, UK

Gillmore, Gavin K., Pearce, Gillian and Denman, Antony R. (2001) Radon in a disused mine in Cornwall, UK. Environmental Management and Health, 12(5), pp. 500-509. ISSN (print) 0956-6163

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A study has been undertaken of radon levels in an abandoned metalliferous mine in South-West England. Measurements have been taken in Gunnislake Old Adit using a variety of techniques. Radon gas levels of between 30,000Bq m-3 and 69,000Bq m-3 have been noted in this mine, associated with radon progeny levels of between 2.6 and 4.8 working levels. These radon levels pose a health risk for regular visitors to such mines.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Radon, health
Research Area: Earth systems and environmental sciences
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Geography, Geology and Environment > Centre for Earth and Environmental Science Research (CEESR)
Depositing User: Gavin Gillmore
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2008 17:22
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000006038
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/1665

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