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Published by Lewis Publishers in Chelsea, Mich .
Written in English


  • Radioactive pollution of water.,
  • Drinking water -- Contamination.,
  • Radon -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Radium -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Uranium -- Environmental aspects.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by C. Richard Cothern and Paul A. Rebers.
ContributionsCothern, C. Richard., Rebers, Paul A.
LC ClassificationsTD427.R3 R36 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 286 p. :
Number of Pages286
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1872243M
ISBN 100873712072
LC Control Number90031868

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But we never knew to test the water for uranium. Recently we did multiple tests of our well water and found out that we have a uranium level of 2,–4, micrograms per liter (µg L-1), and radium ( Ra) came in at 1, becquerels per cubic meter (Bq m-3). The radon in our water fluctuated from , to , Bq m If the AGA result is above 5 pCi/L, and the uranium result is above mg/L, the high AGA level is likely caused by radium. Consider treating for uranium (for example, with reverse osmosis) and radium (for example, with a water softener) or testing for radium/ to confirm the AGA level is due to radium and not other radioactive particles. Gross alpha (includes radium but excludes radon and uranium) 3 Gross beta 4 Radium and radium combined 1 Cesium 10 Iodine 1 Strontium 10 Strontium 2 Tritium 1, Other radionuclides times the applicable limit a The ability to achieve detection limits depends on proper consideration of the counting geometry. Radon Radon is a naturally occurring gas, and is a product of uranium decay. Radon occurs in groundwater and easily moves into the air. A radon concentration of 10, pCi/L in water results in a concentration of 1 pCi/L in the air. Radon is naturally present wherever uranium and radium.

to determine whether further isotope-specific testing for radium or uranium is warranted. What are the standards for radionuclides in drinking water? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set standards, or Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs), for radioactive substances in public drinking water supplies (Table 1). The same. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established the following standards for Radionuclides in drinking water: Combined Radium and Radium 5 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) Gross Alpha (excluding radon and uranium): 15 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) Beta Particles and Photon Emitters: 4 millirems per year (mrem/year). Radium is formed when uranium and thorium undergo radioactive decay in the environment. Two of the main radium isotopes found in the environment are radium and radium with an atomic weight of and Radium emits energy in the form of alpha particles and gamma rays, and will also decay to form radon. Radium in drinking water is of primary concern because this radiation may cause.   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Radionuclides Rule has four federal standards for radionuclides in drinking water. Safe drinking water should have: 15 picocuries of alpha particles per liter of water (pCi/L) or less; 5 pCi/L of combined radium / or less; 20 pCi/L of uranium .