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L. Gundersen U.S. Geological Survey DFC MS 939 Box 25046 80225 Denver Colorado (USA)

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Abstract  

Soil surveys of radon conducted in the Coastal Plain of New Jersey, Alabama and Texas indicate that soil composition and grain size exert the strongest control on the concentration of radon measured. Soil-gas radon was measured in-situ using two techniques; one developed by G. Michael REIMER of the U. S. Geological Survey; the other developed by Rogers and Associates Engineering Corp. for use by the Environmental Protection Agency. The Reimer technique aquires a small-volume, grab sample of soil gas, whereas the Rogers and Associatess technique acquires a large-volume, flow-through sample of soil gas. The two techniques yield similar radon concentrations in well-sorted sands, but do not correlate as well for poorly sorted soils and clays.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
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Address
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Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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Address
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ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)