Radon in a disused mine in Cornwall, UK

Gillmore, G, Pearce, G and Denman, A.R (2001) 'Radon in a disused mine in Cornwall, UK.' Environmental Management and Health, 12 (5). pp. 500-509. ISSN 0956-6163

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000006038

Abstract

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
Keywords: radon, health
Divisions: School of Sciences
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000006038
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