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Main Title Recommended Foundation Fill Materials Construction Standard of the Florida Radon Research Program.
Author Rogers, V. C. ; Nielson, K. K. ;
CORP Author Rogers and Associates Engineering Corp., Salt Lake City, UT.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.;Florida Dept. of Community Affairs, Tallahassee.
Publisher Oct 91
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/8-91/206;
Stock Number PB92-105865
Additional Subjects Houses ; Foundations ; Standards ; Radon ; Air pollution ; Earth fills ; Soil properties ; Concentration(Composition) ; Construction materials ; Florida ; Stationary sources
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NTIS  PB92-105865 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 02/24/1992
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Abstract
The report summarizes the technical basis for a recommended foundation fill materials standard for new construction houses in Florida. The radon-control construction standard was developed by the Florida Radon Research Program (FRRP). Fill material standards are formulated for: (1) natural foundation soils; (2) fill materials or layered natural soils; and (3) foundation backfill materials. Standards for building materials and testing procedures are also set forth. Soil standards are based on allowable entry rate of radon into a dwelling that is consistent with an indoor radon concentration of 2 pCi/L for many average dwelling condition. Radium concentrations for over 700 undisturbed Florida soils averaged 0.6 pCi/g and ranged from 0.1 to 2.9 pCi/g. Radon emanation coefficients range from 0.1 to 0.45 for most soils.