Grant, Charles N.; Lalor, Gerald C.; Vutchkov, Mitko K.; Balcazar, M.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
International Centre for Environmental and Nuclear Sciences
Radon mapping of soils in St Elizabeth, Jamaica
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Date of Publication
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.....