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Main Title Evaluation of radon 222 near uranium tailings piles : final report of a joint project of the U.S. Public Health Service and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in cooperation with the state health agencies of Colorado and Utah.
CORP Author United States. Bureau of Radiological Health.
Publisher U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Consumer Protection and Environmental Health Service, Environmental Control Administration, Bureau of Radiological Health,
Year Published 1969
Report Number DER 69 1
Stock Number PB-188 691
OCLC Number 54313488
Subjects Radon. ; Uranium industry--Environmental aspects.
Additional Subjects ( Uranium ; Material removal) ; ( Radioactive isotopes ; Radon) ; ( Radon ; Radiological contamination) ; Collecting methods ; Dose rate ; Radioactive waste ; Tailings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EMBD  PB-188691 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 04/30/2004
NTIS  PB-188 691 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vii, 67 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
The results of a yearlong study to evaluate the public health aspects of atmospheric radon 222 concentrations in the vicinity of uranium mill tailings piles are presented. Samples were collected from 13 onpile and 44 offpile stations in the four study cities of Grand Junction and Durango, Colo., and Monticello and Salt Lake City, Utah. The tailings pile at Monticello has been covered and stabilized; the other three are uncovered and unstabilized. The side slopes of the pile at Grand Junction are partially stabilized with a grass cover. A technique for taking integrated air samples for radon near uranium tailings piles has been developed, tested, and proven through use in the field. Atmospheric concentrations of radon in areas near uranium tailings piles have been evaluated as an index to radiation exposure of the population. The results indicate no significant radiation exposure to the public from this source. (Author)
"DER 69-1." Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.