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Main Title Methods and results of EPA's study of radon in drinking water /
Author Horton, Thomas R.
CORP Author Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility, Montgomery, AL.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA 520/5-83/027
Stock Number PB84-187269
OCLC Number 40279150
Subjects Drinking water--Contamination--United States ; Radioactive pollution of water--United States ; Radon--Environmental aspects--United States ; Radon--adverse effects ; Water Pollution, Radioactive ; Risk Factors
Additional Subjects Radon ; Potable water ; Water supplies ; Radioactive contaminants ; Ground water ; Sampling ; Uranium ; Water analysis ; Sites ; Concentration(Composition) ; Water pollution sampling ; Natural emissions ; Water pollution detection
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJED  EPA 520/5-83-027 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 07/16/1999
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA-520-5-83-027 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 520-5-83-027 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/09/2022
ERAD  EPA 520/5-83-027 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/16/2012
NTIS  PB84-187269 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation v, 25 pages : maps ; 28 cm
In 1978, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through its Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility (EERF), began sampling radon in drinking water. During the next two to three years, approximately 27 states were included in this pilot study, the purpose of which was to determine the need for a nationwide study of radon in drinking water; to demonstrate the feasibility of such a study; and to develop a limited data base of radon in drinking water nationwide. The subject of this paper is the nationwide study that developed from that pilot study. Samples from more than 2500 public water supplies representing 35 states were collected. For the most part, samples were from public groundwater supplies serving 1000 or more people. Although only about five percent of the total number of groundwater supplies in the 48 contiguous states of the U.S. were sampled, those samples represent nearly 45 percent of the water consumed by the U.S. groundwater users in the 48 contiguous states. The intent was to collect samples that represented what people actually consume from a given public groundwater supply.
"EPA 520/5-83-027." Includes bibliographical references (page 25).