222RN in the water distribution system of Tucson, Arizona

Robert M. Kalin, Bruce D. Smith, Austin Long

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Abstract

A study of 222Rn concentrations in the water distribution system of Tucson, Arizona, revealed levels of 60 to 1260 pCi/L in domestic waters. These measurements are comparable to levels of between 80 and 1400 pCi/l for 222Rn found in ground water samples in the North-Central Tucson basin (Kalin et al., 1994). Estimated loss of 222Rn due to radioactive decay during travel from the well head to the home ranges from 8 to 50 percent.

LanguageEnglish
Pages629-635
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Water Resources Association
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996

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Keywords

  • ground water hydrology
  • public water supply
  • Radon
  • water quality

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In: Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Vol. 32, No. 3, 01.12.1996, p. 629-635.

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