Accession Number:

ADA422930

Title:

Aeroradioactivity Survey and Areal Geology of Parts of Ohio and Indiana (ARMS-I)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

An airborne radioactivity survey was made of an area of 11,250 square miles in central and western Ohio and eastern Indiana. Parallel flight lines were flown in an east-west direction at an interval of one mile and an altitude of 500 ft above the ground. The survey was made by the U. S. Geological Survey for the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission as part of its nationwide program of airborne radioactivity surveys of nuclear installations. Reactors in the survey area are at West Jefferson, Dayton, Columbus, and Piqun, Ohio. Approximately 90 percent of the survey area has been intensely glaciated and is covered by glacial deposits ranging from a few feet to several hundred feet in thickness. In the nonglaciated softheast corner of the survey area, exposures of bedrock are common. Outwash deposits cover the bottoms of the larger valleys and patches of bess mantle the valley sides and ridges. Little geologic information was obtained from the radioactivity data. The interlobate area formed between the Miami and Scioto glacial lobes during late Wisconsin time is outlined by a radioactivity low. Two exposures of Ohio Shale north of Columbus, Ohio, are outlined by radioactivity highs.

Subject Categories:

  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE