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Spanish experience on the design of radon surveys based on the use of geogenic information

Abstract: One of the requirements of the recently approved EU-BSS (European Basic Safety Standards Directive, EURATOM, 2013) is the design and implementation of national radon action plans in the member states (Annex XVIII). Such plans require radon surveys. The analysis of indoor radon data is supported by the existing knowledge about geogenic radiation. With this aim, we used the terrestrial gamma dose rate data from the MARNA project. In addition, we considered other criterion regarding the surface of Spain, population, permeability of rocks, uranium and radium contain in soils because currently no data are available related to soil radon gas concentration and permeability in Spain. Given that, a Spanish radon map was produced which will be part of the European Indoor Radon Map and a component of the European Atlas of Natural Radiation. The map indicates geographical areas with high probability of finding high indoor radon concentrations. This information will support legislation regarding prevention of radon entry both in dwellings and workplaces. In addition, the map will serve as a tool for the development of strategies at all levels: individual dwellings, local, regional and national administration.

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 Fuente: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 166 (2017) 390-397

Editorial: Elsevier

 Fecha de publicación: 01/01/2017

Nº de páginas: 8

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2016.07.007

ISSN: 0265-931X,1879-1700

Autores/as

LUIS SANTIAGO QUINDOS PONCELA

JOSE LUIS GUTIERREZ VILLANUEVA

JORGE QUINDOS LOPEZ

ENRIQUE FERNANDEZ LOPEZ

MARTIN MATARRANZ, JL

GARCIA TALAVERA, M