Measurements of Rn-222 concentrations in dwellings in an area of high natural radioactivity

Yaprak G., Kinaci S.

1996 International Congress on Radiation Protection / 9th International Congress of the International-Radiation-Protection-Association (IRPA9), Vienna, Avusturya, 14 - 19 Nisan 1996 identifier

  • Basıldığı Şehir: Vienna
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Avusturya


An investigation was conducted on the levels of Rn- 222 concentrations in dwellings in Koprubasi where there exits large uranium ore deposits. Considering the importance of the region in radioactive environmental programme of our Institute the radon concentrations of dwellings were measured by using LR-115 cellulose nitrate films as nuclear track detectors. The results have indicated that the range of radon levels in this area is 20-340 Bq/m(3). The highest radon concentrations are observed in the stone buildings which were constructed with the material obtained from that area.