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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Grant, Charles N.; Lalor, Gerald C.; Vutchkov, Mitko K.; Balcazar, M.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences
Article Title
Radon mapping of soils in St Elizabeth, Jamaica
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Journal Title
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2001
Volume ID
250
Issue ID
2
Page(s)
295-302
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Abstract
Soil gas measurement of radon were made in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica using nuclear track etch detectors. The results were compared to gamma-ray spectroscopy measurements made in the laboratory on soil samples collected at the radon measurement sites. An assessment of the degree of disequilibrium of uranium and thorium was also made by comparison with neutron activation analysis, delayed neutron counting and equivalent uranium and thorium measurements. The results to date for equivalent uranium and radon show a strong correlation and indicate the possibility of soil radon mapping in Jamaica using gamma-ray spectroscopy. Three anomalous sites have been identified.....
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