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Main Title Preliminary diagnostic procedures for radon control /
Author Turk, B. H. ; Harrison, J. ; Prill, R. J. ; Sextro, R. G.
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Author Title of a Work
Turk, B. H.
CORP Author California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Berkeley Lab.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/8-88/084; LBL-23089; DE-AC03-76SF00098
Stock Number PB88-225115
OCLC Number 48861004
Subjects Radon--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Radon ; Buildings ; Soil dynamics ; Leakage ; Environmental transport ; Radiation hazards ; Methodology ; Tests ; Indoor air pollution
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAD  EPA 600-8-88-084 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 04/06/2017
ESAM  EPA 600-8-88-084 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 01/16/2018
NTIS  PB88-225115 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 65 pages ; 28 cm
The report describes analytical procedures for diagnosing radon entry mechanisms into buildings. These diagnostic methods are generally based on the premise that pressure-driven flow of radon-bearing soil gas into buildings is the most significant source of radon in houses with elevated concentrations, although procedures to determine the contributions of other potential sources to indoor airborne concentrations are also included. The initial problem assessment procedures rely on an organized set of measurements to characterize the structure, the surrounding soil, and the likely entry pathways from the soil into the building. The measurement procedures, described in detail, include radon grab sampling under both naturally and mechanically depressurized conditions, visual and instrumental analyses of air movement at various substructure locations, building leakage area tests, and soil characterization methods. Post-mitigation evaluation procedures are also described. Samples of various data forms and test logs are provided.
"June 1988." "EPA/600/8-88/084." Microfiche.