Radon progeny as sources of gross-alpha radioactivity anomalies in ground water.

@article{Oural1988RadonPA,
  title={Radon progeny as sources of gross-alpha radioactivity anomalies in ground water.},
  author={C. R. Oural and Susan Upchurch and H. R. Brooker},
  journal={Health physics},
  year={1988},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={889-94}
}
Gross-alpha radiation data from ground water samples are subject to variability introduced as a result of analytical procedure. For example, ground water in the surficial aquifer of central Florida commonly has gross-alpha radioactivity in excess of 555 Bq m-3 (15 pCi L-1). This activity, commonly unsupported by Ra, often results from the 222Rn progeny. The relatively short-lived daughters of 222Rn can give rise to variations in gross-alpha measurements of up to 2 orders of magnitude in… CONTINUE READING