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Radon levels in abandoned metalliferous mines, Devon, Southwest England

Gillmore, G. K., Phillips, P. S., Denman, A. R., Sperrin, M. and Pearce, G. (2001) Radon levels in abandoned metalliferous mines, Devon, Southwest England. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 49(3), pp. 281-292. 0147-6513.

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Abstract: Radon levels underground in two abandoned mines in Devon, United Kingdom, are reported and analyzed. Extremely high levels have been noted, 7,100,000 Bqm23 being the highest level recorded. This is approximately 89 times higher than the highest published radon level for caves and mines in Devon and Cornwall, England, which is 80,000 Bqm23. These levels have significant health implications for both casual and occupational mine explorers.
Uncontrolled Keywords: radon, geology, mines, tin, health, hazard, risk, Devon, Cornwall, England
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1247.R33 Toxicology. Radon
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD885.5 Radon pollution
Creators: Gillmore, Gavin K, Phillips, Paul S, Denman, Anthony R, Sperrin, M and Pearce, Gillian
Publisher: Elsevier
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Research into Sustainable Wastes Management
Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Environmental Science
Research Centres > Environment Research Group
Date: July 2001
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 281-292
Journal or Publication Title: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Volume: 49
Number: 3
Language: English
ISSN: 0147-6513
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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