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Title: Radon flux measurements on Gardinier and Royster phosphogypsum piles near Tampa and Mulberry, Florida

As part of the planned Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) radon flux monitoring program for the Florida phosphogypsum piles, Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL), under contract to the EPA, constructed 50 large-area passive radon collection devices and demonstrated their use at two phosphogypsum piles near Tampa and Mulberry, Florida. The passive devices were also compared to the PNL large-area flow-through system. The main objectives of the field tests were to demonstrate the use of the large-area passive radon collection devices to EPA and PEI personnel and to determine the number of radon flux measurement locations needed to estimate the average radon flux from a phosphogypsum pile. This report presents the results of the field test, provides recommendations for long-term monitoring, and includes a procedure for making the radon flux measurements.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6110124
Report Number(s):
EPA/520/5-85-029
ON: DE86006847
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; FLORIDA; RADIATION MONITORING; RADIOACTIVITY; RADON; RADIOECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; GYPSUM; PHOSPHORITES; ALKALINE EARTH METAL COMPOUNDS; CALCIUM COMPOUNDS; CALCIUM SULFATES; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; ELEMENTS; FEDERAL REGION IV; FLUIDS; GASES; MINERALS; MONITORING; NONMETALS; NORTH AMERICA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PHOSPHATE ROCKS; RARE GASES; ROCKS; SEDIMENTARY ROCKS; SULFATE MINERALS; SULFATES; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; USA 510300* -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 580400 -- Geochemistry-- (-1989); 500300 -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989)