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Main Title Natural Radioactivity Contamination Problems.
CORP Author Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc.;Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, D.C.;Bureau of Radiological Health, Rockville, Md.;Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.
Year Published 1978
Report Number PHS-223-76-6018; EPA/520/4-77/15;
Stock Number PB-281 041
Additional Subjects Natural radioactivity ; Health physics ; Radioactive contaminants ; Radiation effects ; Inorganic phosphates ; Fossil fuels ; Radium ; Thorium ; Radon ; Ground water ; Construction materials ; Minerals ; Extraction ; Public health ; Caves ; Standards ; Guidelines ; State government ; Environmental surveys ; Environmental impact assessments
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NTIS  PB-281 041 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 110p
Naturally-occurring radionuclides are ubiquitous in the environment. Under various circumstances these radionuclides primarily from the uranium and thorium decay series can contaminate the environment to the extent that they pose real or potential public health risks. The investigation and regulatory control of the impacts of most of these sources have been greatly overlooked by Federal and State agencies in the past. This report provides an initial assessment of the scope of the contamination problems, the priorities for radiation control efforts, and recommendations for problem resolution and implementation of effective control measures. This report is intended to assist those persons or agencies interested in the protection of public health from naturally-occurring radionuclide contamination.