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Environmental Geology

, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 258–262 | Cite as

Correlation between geology and radon levels in groundwater, soil and indoor air in Bhilangana Valley, Garhwal Himalaya, India

  • V. M. Choubey
  • R. C. Ramola
Research article

Abstract

 Radon concentrations were measured in soil, air and groundwater in Bhilangana Valley, Garhwal Himalaya, India by using an LR-115 plastic track detector and radon emanometer. Radon concentrations were found to vary from 1 KBq/m3 to 57 KBq/m3 in soil , 5 Bq/l to 887 Bq/l in water and 95 Bq/m3 to 208 Bq/m3 in air. The recorded values are quite high due to associated uranium mineralization in the area. Radon concentration was also found to depend on the tectonic structure and geology of the area.

Key wordsRadon levels Soil-gas radon Uranium mineralization Indoor radon concentration 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Choubey
    • 1
  • R. C. Ramola
    • 2
  1. 1.Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology 33 General Mahadev Singh Road, Dehra Dun, 248001, IndiaIN
  2. 2.Department of Physics, H.N.B. Garhwal University Campus, Tehri Garhwal 249001, IndiaIN

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