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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.
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
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=200123UX.PDF
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA-520-5-83-027 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/15/2016
EJED  EPA 520/5-83-027 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 07/16/1999
EKAM  EPA 520/5-83/027 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 11/20/1998
ERAD  EPA 520/5-83-027 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/16/2012
NTIS  PB84-187269 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation v, 25 pages : maps ; 28 cm
Abstract
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.
Notes
"EPA 520/5-83-027." Includes bibliographical references (page 25).