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  • 1 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO) PMB 1 2234 Menai NSW Australia
  • | 2 University of Sydney School of Chemistry 2006 NSW Australia
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A six month survey of radon, radon progeny and condensation nuclei (CN) has been conducted in an Australian tourist cave. The measurements have been made continuously at two sites within the cave: one a small chamber with a high air exchange rate close to one entrance and connected to several other entrances by complex passages; the other a large chamber with a low air exchange rate 1 km from the nearest entrance. The measurements form a basis for evaluation of the accuracy with which dose due to radon can be determined for different monitoring strategies. It is shown that the estimate of dose based on the measurement of radon concentration and recommendations in ICPR-65, is low by a factor of 1.3 at the well ventilated site and 1.5 at the site with a low air exchange rate and low CN. At each site the weekly average equilibrium factor and unattached fraction were steady, leading to the possibility of establishing a cave system average of these factors. However, given the technical diffuculties involved, it may not be practicable to make enough unattached fraction measurements to fully represent the cave system. Therefore it may be necessary to use a conservative approach to the dosimetry and add 50% to values determined by the ICRP-65 conversion convention.

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