Accession Number:

ADA223235

Title:

Radon Monitoring in Army Stand-Alone Housing Units

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARGONNE NATIONAL LAB IL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

344.0

Abstract:

Argonne National Laboratory has completed screening measurements of indoor radon concentrations at 51 Army stand-alone housing areas located throughout the continental United States. The measurements were done in accord with the existing Army Radon Program. Quality assurance aspects of the project included the use of controls, spiked samples, and field replicates, as indicated by the Army Radon Program. In all, 1,117 alpha track detectors, manufactured by TechOps Landauer of Glenwood, IL, were deployed in September 1989 in a total of 892 residential structures. The monitoring period was a nominal 90 days. A total of 818 detectors have been returned. Returned detectors, as well as controls and spikes, were analyzed by TechOps Landauer. A total of 55 housing structures exhibited radon concentrations equal to or greater than 4.0 pCiL picocuries per liter, the level identified by the Army Radon Program above which follow-up measurements or mitigative actions are required. Housing units exceeding 4.0 pCiL were in the following locations Ansonia, Shelton, and Westport, Connecticut Addison and Worth, Illinois Burlington and Randolph, Massachusetts Watertown, New York Dorseyville, Elizabeth, Elrama, and Hermine, Pennsylvania Newport News, Virginia and Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. JG

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Radiation Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE