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Main Title Some Results from the Demonstration of Indoor Radon Reduction Measures in Block Basement Houses.
Author Henschel, D. B. ; Scott, A. G. ;
CORP Author American ATCON, Inc., Wilmington, DE.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA-68-02-4203; EPA/600/D-87/089;
Stock Number PB87-176426
Additional Subjects Residential buildings ; Radon ; Tests ; Soils ; Ventilation ; Pennsylvania ; Air pollution control ; Indoor air pollution
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-176426 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 11p
Abstract The paper gives results of tests of active soil ventilation techniques in 24 block-wall basement houses in eastern Pennsylvania having significantly elevated indoor radon concentrations, generally above 740 Bq/cu m. The results indicate that radon levels can be reduced substantially (often below the U.S. EPA guideline of 148 Bq/cu m) if effective suction can be drawn on the soil underneath the concrete slabs of these houses. Such effective suction appears achievable when either: (a) the house has a complete loop of drain tile around its footings for water drainage purposes, and suction is drawn on that loop; or (b) a sufficient number of suction pipes can be inserted at the proper locations into the crushed rock or soil underneath the slab.
Supplementary Notes Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
NTIS Title Notes Rept. for Jun 85-Feb 87.
PUB Date Free Form Mar 87
Category Codes 68A#; 89B#; 68F
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/13
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 718320741
Origin NTIS
Type CAT