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


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.

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