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The FIRST large-scale mapping of radon concentration in soil gas and water in Romania


Abstract: In the framework of the last Council Directive 2013/59 (Euratom, 2014) laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionizing radiation, the problem of radon was assumed in Romania at national level by responsible authorities through the design and development of a National Radon Action Plan and an adequate legislation (HG nr. 526/2018). In order to identify radon risk areas, however, it is necessary to perform systematic radon measurements in different environmental media (soil gas, water, indoor air) and to map the results. This paper presents an atlas of up-to-date radon in soil and water levels for central and western part of Romania. The radon in soil map includes data from 2564 measurements carried out on-site, using Luk3C radon detector. The Luk-VR system was used to measure radon activity concentration from 2452 samples of drinking water. The average radon activity concentration was 29.3?kBq?m-3 for soil gas, respectively 9.8?Bq?l-1 for water dissolved air. Mapping of radon can be a useful tool to implement radon policies at both the national and local levels, defining priority areas for further study when land-use decisions must be made.



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 Fuente: Sci Total Environ. 2019 Jun 15;669:887-892

Editorial: Elsevier

 Fecha de publicación: 15/06/2019

Nº de páginas: 6

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.342

ISSN: 0048-9697,1879-1026

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.342

Autores/as

BURGHELE, B.

TENTER, A.

CUCOS, A.

DICU, T.

MOLDOVAN, M.

PAPP, B.

SZACSVAI, K.

NEDA, T.

SUCIU, L.

LUPULESCU, A.

MALOS, C.

FLORICA, S.