Radon levels in abandoned metalliferous mines, Devon, southwest England

Gillmore, G, Phillips, P, Denman, A, Sperrin, M and Pearce, G (2001) 'Radon levels in abandoned metalliferous mines, Devon, southwest England.' Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 49 (3). pp. 281-292. ISSN 0147-6513

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1006/eesa.2001.2062

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: radon, geology, mines, tin, health, hazard, risk, Devon, Cornwall, England
Divisions: School of Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1006/eesa.2001.2062
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2021 21:27
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