Accession Number:

ADA101625

Title:

A Description of the Levels of Radioactivity in Drinking Water from Sixty-Four Communities (1974-1979)

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

This study describes the levels of radioactivity in drinking water from sixty-four communities 1974-1979. Certain man-controlled factors may alter the levels of radioactivity in a communitys water supply. The selection of water source, the type of water treatment, and the presence of local radioactive ground disposal sites are three examples of local features which might affect the level of radioactivity of finished water. In this study each community water supply studied was characterized by the selection of the original type of water source i.e. reservoir or well, the presence or absence locally of conventional water treatment, and the presence or absence of a local radioactive ground disposal site. This study describes the relationship between two of these local features source and disposal sites and the levels of radioactivity in drinking water from these communities. The health effects of low dose ionizing radiation and the hydrogeologic considerations involved in the ground disposal of radioactive wastes are reviewed.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Civil Engineering
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE