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Main Title Radioactivity associated with geothermal waters in the western United States : a modeling effort to calculate working levels of radon-222 and its progeny for nonelectrical applications /
Author O'Connell, M. F. ; O'Connell, M. F. (Michael F.)
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gilgan, Gary A.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs,
Year Published 1978
Report Number ORP-OV-75-8b; ORP-LV-75-8B; EPA ORP-OV-75-8b; EPA/ORP-LV-75-8B
Stock Number PB-281 157
OCLC Number 08373627
Subjects Radioactive pollution of water. ; Water--Pollution. ; Geothermal resources--West (U.S.) ; United States, West.
Additional Subjects Geothermal fluids ; Natural radioactivity ; Health physics ; Radon ; Radium ; Geothermal energy conversion ; Mathematical models ; Houses ; Buildings ; Swimming pools ; Radiation dosage ; Radon 222 ; Radium 226
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAD  EPA 420-ORP/LV-75-8B Region 2 Library/New York,NY 11/08/2002 DISPERSAL
EJBD ARCHIVE EAP ORP-LV-75-8B Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/19/2018
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ORP-LV-75-8B Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/09/2013
EJBD  EPA ORP-LV-75-8B Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/28/2016
ERAD  TD427.R3 O255 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/07/2011
NTIS  PB-281 157 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vi, 48 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
It has been known for some time that geothermal fluids contain a variety of dissolved minerals including radioactive species, particularly radium-226 and radon-222. There is an interest in examining radiation exposures to humans in contact with these fluids or their deposited minerals. The literature contains a few studies which have evaluated the ingestion and inhalation of radon and its daughters in situations associated with the balneological uses of thermal fluids. In this report, an attempt is made to predict the radon progeny (working levels) concentrations that could be expected inside structures using geothermal fluids for domestic hot water and space heating purposes. Applications that were included in this analysis included greenhouses, private dwellings, and apartment and motel complexes.
"April 1978." "ORP-LV-75-8B." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references.