Radon Radium and Uranium in Drinking WaterRadon Radium and Uranium in Drinking Water



With new regulations for radionuclides in drinking water, this volume will be valuable for understanding where radionuclides come from, how their prescence is determined, where humans come in contact with them, health effects consequences ...

Author: C. Richard Cothern

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498710701

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With new regulations for radionuclides in drinking water, this volume will be valuable for understanding where radionuclides come from, how their prescence is determined, where humans come in contact with them, health effects consequences (both for individuals and communities), removal from water, disposal problems and cost implications.

Radon in Ground WaterRadon in Ground Water



This new book focuses on sampling and analysis, radon and radium in water supply wells, predictive models, geologic and hydrogeologic controls that influence radon occurrence, monitoring radon and other radioactivity from geologic sources ...

Author: National Water Well Assoc.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000114744

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This new book focuses on sampling and analysis, radon and radium in water supply wells, predictive models, geologic and hydrogeologic controls that influence radon occurrence, monitoring radon and other radioactivity from geologic sources and mining impacts on occurrence of radioactivity in ground water. Also discussed are occurrence, testing, treatment, and reduction of radon from groundwater. Because the most severe health hazard from indoor radioactivity results from inhalation of short-lived radioactive decay products of radon, the EPA scheduled a major conference early in 1987 on Radon, Radium, and Other Radioactivity in Ground Water-Hydrogeologic Impact and Application to Indoor Airborne Contamination. The result is this book.

Radon in Ground WaterRadon in Ground Water



This new book focuses on sampling and analysis, radon and radium in water supply wells, predictive models, geologic and hydrogeologic controls that influence radon occurrence, monitoring radon and other radioactivity from geologic sources ...

Author: National Water Well Assoc.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0873711173

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This new book focuses on sampling and analysis, radon and radium in water supply wells, predictive models, geologic and hydrogeologic controls that influence radon occurrence, monitoring radon and other radioactivity from geologic sources and mining impacts on occurrence of radioactivity in ground water. Also discussed are occurrence, testing, treatment, and reduction of radon from groundwater. Because the most severe health hazard from indoor radioactivity results from inhalation of short-lived radioactive decay products of radon, the EPA scheduled a major conference early in 1987 on Radon, Radium, and Other Radioactivity in Ground Water-Hydrogeologic Impact and Application to Indoor Airborne Contamination. The result is this book.

National Radiation Exposures and Risks Caused by Implementing EPAs Proposed Revised National Primary Drinking Water RegulationsNational Radiation Exposures and Risks Caused by Implementing EPAs Proposed Revised National Primary Drinking Water Regulations



Public risks were quantified only for people exposed during a year of operation. For example, effects of public exposures in future years via groundwater contamination associated with landfill of treatment waste were not considered.

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ISBN: OCLC:1065879541

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This report estimates risks to workers and the public associated with treatment processes and their associated waste products that would be mandated under proposed regulations of radium, radon, and uranium in drinking water. Three scenarios were examined: (1) all wastes flushed to the sanitary sewer; (2) all wastes disposed on land; (3) similar to (2) but radon removal by granulated activated carbon rather than packed tower aeration. Risks considered included accidental injury and cancer. Worker risks for both scenarios I and II were estimated to be 0.025 and 0.01 deaths per year of operation for radium-226 and radium-228, respectively. Worker risks for uranium were estimated to be 0.13 deaths/year of operation for scenario I and 0.5 deaths/year of operation for scenario II. Worker risks for radon removal were estimated to be 1.7 deaths/year of operation for scenario I and 2.2 deaths/year of operation for scenario II. Risks to the public for scenarios I and II for radium-226 were 4 × 10−4 and for radium-228 were 9 × 10−5 deaths/year of operation. Risks to the public for scenarios I and II for uranium were 7.3 × 10−2 and 2 × 10−4, respectively. Risks to the public for scenario I and II for radon were 24 deaths/year of operation and for scenario III were nil. Public risks were quantified only for people exposed during a year of operation. For example, effects of public exposures in future years via groundwater contamination associated with landfill of treatment waste were not considered.

Radon in the Ground Water of Chester County PennsylvaniaRadon in the Ground Water of Chester County Pennsylvania



In homes where high indoor radon levels are measured and where water is supplied by a privately owned well ... from ingested radon , in Cothern , C.R. and Rebers , P.A. , eds . , Radon , radium , and uranium in drinking water : Chelsea ...

Author: Ronald A. Sloto

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ISBN: UCSD:31822027474584

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Critical Assessment of Radon Removal Systems for Drinking Water SuppliesCritical Assessment of Radon Removal Systems for Drinking Water Supplies



In Environmental Radon. Edited by C.R. Cothern and J.E. Smith Jr. New York: Plenum Publishing. Michel, J. 1990. Relationship of Radium and Radon With Geologic Formations. In Radon, Radium and Uranium in Drinking Water.

Author: Joseph A. Drago

Publisher: American Water Works Association

ISBN: 9780898679533

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Page: 341

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Preliminary health risk reduction and cost analysis revised national primary drinking water standards for radionuclides review draftPreliminary health risk reduction and cost analysis revised national primary drinking water standards for radionuclides review draft



uranium, while the gross alpha values reported in NIRS (in pCi/L) exclude radon but include uranium. ... Chapter 7 in C. R. Cothern and P. A. Rebers, eds., Radon, Radium, and Uranium in Drinking Water, 1990, page 83.

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428902091

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Fact SheetFact Sheet



In homes where high indoor radon levels are measured and where water is supplied by a privately owned well ... from ingested radon , in Cothern , C.R. and Rebers , P.A. , eds . , Radon , radium , and uranium in drinking water : Chelsea ...

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Treatise on Water ScienceTreatise on Water Science



From the perspective of public health, radon is by far the most significant contaminant of water supplies, especially those drawn from groundwater aquifers. The health risk of radon in ... Radon, Radium and Uranium in Drinking Water.

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Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780444531995

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Water quality and management are of great significance globally, as the demand for clean, potable water far exceeds the availability. Water science research brings together the natural and applied sciences, engineering, chemistry, law and policy, and economics, and the Treatise on Water Science seeks to unite these areas through contributions from a global team of author-experts. The 4-volume set examines topics in depth, with an emphasis on innovative research and technologies for those working in applied areas. Published in partnership with and endorsed by the International Water Association (IWA), demonstrating the authority of the content Editor-in-Chief Peter Wilderer, a Stockholm Water Prize recipient, has assembled a world-class team of volume editors and contributing authors Topics related to water resource management, water quality and supply, and handling of wastewater are treated in depth

Residential Radon Contamination and Indoor Quality Research NeedsResidential Radon Contamination and Indoor Quality Research Needs



The threat to the public health posed by naturally occurring radioactivity in drinking water is primarily due to the presence of three elements , radon , radium , and uranium , in public water supplies . The existing regulations for ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research, and Environment

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ISBN: PSU:000012650033

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Background Past and recent evidence shows that radionuclides in drinking water may be a public health concern. Developmental thresholds for birth defects with respect to chronic low level domestic radiation exposures, such as through drinking water, have not been definitely recognized, and there is a strong need to address this deficiency in information. In this study we examined the geographic distribution of orofacial cleft birth defects in and around uranium mining district Counties in South Texas (Atascosa, Bee, Brooks, Calhoun, Duval, Goliad, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, San Patricio, Refugio, Starr, Victoria, Webb, and Zavala), from 1999 to 2007. The probable association of cleft birth defect rates by ZIP codes classified according to uranium and radium concentrations in drinking water supplies was evaluated. Similar associations between orofacial cleft birth defects and radium/radon in drinking water were reported earlier by Cech and co-investigators in another of the Gulf Coast region (Harris County, Texas).50, 55 Since substantial uranium mining activity existed and still exists in South Texas, contamination of drinking water sources with radiation and its relation to birth defects is a ground for concern.