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Analysis of the radioactivity in the 'Elguea' spa, Villa Clara, Cuba; Analisis de la radiactividad en el balneario 'Elguea' , Villa Clara, Cuba

Abstract

The 'Elguea' spa, located in the north coast of the county of Villa Clara, Cuba, is considered one of those more important spas of Latin America. The waters of this spa are rich in salts of chlorine, sodium, bromine, sulfides and its contain radon. As a result of measurements of environmental gamma dose rates carried out in the area of the spa, its were considered levels of dose between 0.13 and 2.3 mSv. The obtained results motivated that it was carried out a characterization, from the radiological point of view, of the spa. This characterization is of supreme importance to be able to evaluate the impact that it has and the discharges of its waters on the environment, as well as, those dose that the population potentially affected can receive by these discharges. With this end its were carried out quantitative determinations of those existent natural more significant radionuclides in different environmental objects coming from the area of the spa and its surroundings, as well as one characterization gamma 'in situ' of the same one. The obtained results are present in this work. (Author)
Authors:
Fernandez G, I M; Zerquera, J T; Carrazana G, J; Capote F, E; Rodriguez C, G [1] 
  1. CPHR, La Habana (Cuba)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2006
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
INIS-MX-2114
Resource Relation:
Conference: 1. american congress of the IRPA; 7. regional congress of radiological and nuclear safety; 24. annual meeting of the SMSR; 17. annual congress of the SNM, Retos y tendencias para el continente americano respecto a la proteccion radiologica, la seguridad nuclear y el ambiente, Acapulco, Gro. (Mexico), 3-8 Sep 2006
Subject:
07 ISOTOPES AND RADIATION SOURCES; BALNEOLOGY; CONCENTRATION RATIO; CUBA; DIAGRAMS; DOSE EQUIVALENTS; DOSE RATES; ENVIRONMENTAL MATERIALS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; GAMMA RADIATION; GAMMA SPECTRA; GAMMA SPECTROMETERS; GAMMA SPECTROSCOPY; HIGH-PURITY GE DETECTORS; ICRU; MEDICINE; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOACTIVITY; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIUM 226; RADON 222; SLUDGES; THORIUM 232; URANIUM 235; URANIUM 238
OSTI ID:
20833250
Research Organizations:
International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) (France); Sociedad Mexicana de Seguridad Radiologica A.C. (SMSR), Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Sociedad Nuclear Mexicana (SNM), Mexico D.F. (Mexico); Organismo Internacional de Energia Atomica (OIEA), Vienna (Australia); Federacion de Radioproteccion de America Latina y el Caribe (FRALC), Zacatecas (Mexico); Organizacion Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), Washington, D.C. (United States)
Country of Origin:
Mexico
Language:
Spanish
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: MX0700001007671
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form
Submitting Site:
MXN
Size:
6 pages
Announcement Date:
Feb 20, 2007

Citation Formats

Fernandez G, I M, Zerquera, J T, Carrazana G, J, Capote F, E, and Rodriguez C, G. Analysis of the radioactivity in the 'Elguea' spa, Villa Clara, Cuba; Analisis de la radiactividad en el balneario 'Elguea' , Villa Clara, Cuba. Mexico: N. p., 2006. Web.
Fernandez G, I M, Zerquera, J T, Carrazana G, J, Capote F, E, & Rodriguez C, G. Analysis of the radioactivity in the 'Elguea' spa, Villa Clara, Cuba; Analisis de la radiactividad en el balneario 'Elguea' , Villa Clara, Cuba. Mexico.
Fernandez G, I M, Zerquera, J T, Carrazana G, J, Capote F, E, and Rodriguez C, G. 2006. "Analysis of the radioactivity in the 'Elguea' spa, Villa Clara, Cuba; Analisis de la radiactividad en el balneario 'Elguea' , Villa Clara, Cuba." Mexico.
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title = {Analysis of the radioactivity in the 'Elguea' spa, Villa Clara, Cuba; Analisis de la radiactividad en el balneario 'Elguea' , Villa Clara, Cuba}
author = {Fernandez G, I M, Zerquera, J T, Carrazana G, J, Capote F, E, and Rodriguez C, G}
abstractNote = {The 'Elguea' spa, located in the north coast of the county of Villa Clara, Cuba, is considered one of those more important spas of Latin America. The waters of this spa are rich in salts of chlorine, sodium, bromine, sulfides and its contain radon. As a result of measurements of environmental gamma dose rates carried out in the area of the spa, its were considered levels of dose between 0.13 and 2.3 mSv. The obtained results motivated that it was carried out a characterization, from the radiological point of view, of the spa. This characterization is of supreme importance to be able to evaluate the impact that it has and the discharges of its waters on the environment, as well as, those dose that the population potentially affected can receive by these discharges. With this end its were carried out quantitative determinations of those existent natural more significant radionuclides in different environmental objects coming from the area of the spa and its surroundings, as well as one characterization gamma 'in situ' of the same one. The obtained results are present in this work. (Author)}
place = {Mexico}
year = {2006}
month = {Jul}
}