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Distribution of natural radioactivity in the environment

Tye, A.M.; Milodowski, A.E.; Smedley, P.L.. 2017 Distribution of natural radioactivity in the environment. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 73pp. (OR/17/001) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This report describes our current knowledge of the distribution of natural radioactivity in rocks, groundwater and soils of the United Kingdom. Elements of interest include Uranium (U), Thorium (Th) and Potassium (K), along with radon (Rn) and radium (Ra) in groundwater. This information is then used to describe the likely background conditions at each of the U.K.’s nuclear sites, particularly in relation to the geology.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed but not externally peer-reviewed. Refer all requests to author
Additional Keywords: GroundwaterBGS, Groundwater, Groundwater monitoring, Groundwater health
Date made live: 09 Feb 2017 14:12 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/516158

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