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Main Title Emissions of Naturally Occurring Radioactivity: Fireclay Mine and Refractory Plant.
Author Andrews, Vernon E. ;
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs-Las Vegas Facility, NV.
Year Published 1981
Report Number ORP/LVF-81-1;
Stock Number PB81-187742
Additional Subjects Natural radioactivity ; Fireclay refractories ; Airborne wastes ; Underground mining ; Mine gases ; Uranium isotopes ; Thorium isotopes ; Polonium 210 ; Bricks ; Radon 222 ; Newell(West Virginia)
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NTIS  PB81-187742 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 41p
Atmospheric emissions of naturally occurring radioactivity were measured at a fireclay mine and the associated plant that produces refractory brick products. The only significant radioactive emission from the mine was radon-222. An analysis of the ore radioactivity and surface area of the mine indicated that the radon released is comparable to that from any similar surface area of similar radioactivity. The major particulate radioactivity from the refractory operation was polonium-210, released as the brick was fired. Approximately 26 percent of the polonium-210 in green brick was driven off in the kilns.