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Occupational exposure to radon in Australian Tourist Caves an Australian-wide study of radon levels

Abstract

The study described in this report sets out to determine which Australian show caves have long- term radon levels in excess of the proposed action level of 1000 Bq m{sup -3}. The collaborative study between the Australian Radiation Laboratory (ARL), the University of Sydney and the University of Auckland, was carried out with the support of a Research Grant from Worksafe Australia. The aims of this study were to measure radon levels for each season over a period of one year, at representative sites in all developed show caves around Australia, to determine yearly average radon levels for each cave tour, based on these site measurements, to estimate the radiation doses to the tour guides employed in these caves, and to identify caves with radon concentrations in excess of the action level. (authors) 7 refs., 10 tabs., 2 figs.
Authors:
Solomon, S B; Langroo, R; Peggie, J R; [1]  Lyons, R G; [2]  James, J M [3] 
  1. Australian Radiation Laboratory. Yallambie, VIC (Australia)
  2. University of Auckland, Auckland, (New Zealand). Department of Physics
  3. University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW (Australia). Department of Chemisty
Publication Date:
Feb 01, 1996
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
ARL/TR-119
Reference Number:
SCA: 540230; PA: AIX-30:003754; EDB-99:026365; SN: 99002059685
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: 7 refs., 10 tabs., 2 figs.; PBD: Feb 1996
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AUSTRALIA; CAVES; DOSE LIMITS; EVALUATED DATA; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; RADIATION DOSES; RADIATION MONITORING; RADIATION MONITORS; RADON 222; SEASONAL VARIATIONS; STATISTICAL DATA
OSTI ID:
308568
Research Organizations:
Australian Radiation Lab., Yallambie, VIC (Australia)
Country of Origin:
Australia
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE99612398; TRN: AU9917751003754
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE99612398
Submitting Site:
AUN
Size:
33 p.
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Solomon, S B, Langroo, R, Peggie, J R, Lyons, R G, and James, J M. Occupational exposure to radon in Australian Tourist Caves an Australian-wide study of radon levels. Australia: N. p., 1996. Web.
Solomon, S B, Langroo, R, Peggie, J R, Lyons, R G, & James, J M. Occupational exposure to radon in Australian Tourist Caves an Australian-wide study of radon levels. Australia.
Solomon, S B, Langroo, R, Peggie, J R, Lyons, R G, and James, J M. 1996. "Occupational exposure to radon in Australian Tourist Caves an Australian-wide study of radon levels." Australia.
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title = {Occupational exposure to radon in Australian Tourist Caves an Australian-wide study of radon levels}
author = {Solomon, S B, Langroo, R, Peggie, J R, Lyons, R G, and James, J M}
abstractNote = {The study described in this report sets out to determine which Australian show caves have long- term radon levels in excess of the proposed action level of 1000 Bq m{sup -3}. The collaborative study between the Australian Radiation Laboratory (ARL), the University of Sydney and the University of Auckland, was carried out with the support of a Research Grant from Worksafe Australia. The aims of this study were to measure radon levels for each season over a period of one year, at representative sites in all developed show caves around Australia, to determine yearly average radon levels for each cave tour, based on these site measurements, to estimate the radiation doses to the tour guides employed in these caves, and to identify caves with radon concentrations in excess of the action level. (authors) 7 refs., 10 tabs., 2 figs.}
place = {Australia}
year = {1996}
month = {Feb}
}