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Main Title Working level screening survey of structures constructed of materials containing pumice /
Author Douglas, Richard L. ; Hans, Jr., Joseph M. ; Wolff., Theodore
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hans, Joseph M., Jr.
Wolff, Theodore A.
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Las Vegas, Nev. ;New Mexico Health and Environment Dept., Santa Fe, N.M. Radiation Protection Section.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs ; Available from the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number ORP-LV-78-6; EPA/ORP-LV-78-6
Stock Number PB-282446
OCLC Number 36655281
Subjects Radon--Isotopes--Measurement ; Radioactivity--Measurement ; Pumice ; pumice (volcanic rock)
Additional Subjects Pumice ; Buildings ; Natural radioactivity ; Radon ; Lightweight aggregates ; Construction materials ; Monitoring ; Radioactive contamination ; Sampling ; Gamma rays ; New Mexico ;
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA ORP-LV-78-6 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/02/2011
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA ORP-LV-78-6 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA ORP-LV-78-6 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/07/2015
NTIS  PB-282 446 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 20 pages ; 28 cm
This report describes the results of a screening survey conducted in several northern New Mexico communities to estimate the levels of radon progeny (working levels) in buildings constructed of materials containing pumice. This locally-produced material is used as a lightweight aggregate in concrete blocks, and contains slightly elevated levels of natural radionuclides. The screening survey results indicate that the use of pumice block may increase the working level in the structure, although the effect is so small that it is difficult to separate it from background variations and from the variability caused by other parameters.
"OPR-LV-78-6." "May 1978." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references.